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I was going to a trade show in Hawaii, and realized that THE BUS(that is the name of the bus) stopped right in front of my hotel and dropped me just about a block from the convention center. Take a taxi or Uber or jump on the bus. Well let’s see the price difference. Uber and taxi about $18 plus tip. Bus $2.50. OH WAIT! Senior citizens (those over 65) are only $1. Though I hate to admit it, I am on Medicare. That makes me officially a senior citizen so I AM going to take advantage of the $1 fare. Getting deals is maybe the only thing good about getting old.

I get on the first bus, tell the driver I am a senior citizen and show him my Medicare Insurance card, put a dollar bill in the machine, he smiles and I sit down. Easy peasy. The second and third time I find the same ease. But the last day when I am leaving and carrying 3 heavy totes back to the show, the driver tells me that I am not a senior citizen and that I need to pay $2.50. I argue. He argues back. For the extra $1.50 I am not going to get my blood pressure up(I am a senior citizen you know), so I sit down, dig through my wallet, and the next stop I get up and pay my dues. As I sit down in my chair, a woman sits down next to me and says “You know, these seats are only for senior citizens!”.

Normally I would have just ignored this woman, but I was so hot under the collar to begin with, I looked her straight in the eye and said “I AM a senior citizen. I just look good!” Case closed.

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