If you are under 30 you need to quit complaining about being “carded.” Let me tell you it won’t take long before you are refused a job, refused housing, and even refused a date because you are considered “too old.” Just wait till your own family tells you you’re “having a senior moment” and threatens to “put you out” only because they want that house you are living in for themselves. Just wait till every date you try to get is prefaced with “but can you still perform?” Just wait till next time you apply for a job, you are competing against irresponsible 20-somethings who have so many offers they are actually turning some down.
Yes, we seniors and almost-seniors can buy all the cigarettes and booze we want, but most of us don’t. We might look like hell because we’ve been through ten times more than you have, but we sure know better than to douse our troubles in the bottle or go up in smoke. Don’t be stupid and quit asking us to buy those poisons for you. I don’t have a job either. You think someone’s gonna hire me? I’m an old hag. No one wants me anymore. Get some years on you, kid, quit discriminating against people wiser and more experienced than you.