So I'm now a Senior Citizen
At what age do you become a, Senior Citizen?
A few weeks ago a friend asked me if I had gone on any of the, Senior Bus Trips. I quickly informed her that I couldn't go because I was not a senior yet. She looked at me and said, "I thought you were over fifty". Yes! I replied but you are not a senior until you hit sixty two. At this she started to laugh and said no it is fifty and you are a senior citizen. I was so upset I had to sit down.
The next day I found myself a little depressed. I sat on my couch and told myself, " you are old, you are a grandmother now with gray hair and wrinkles. Later when I met my friend for dinner I told her that I had been depressed during the day. After I explained that all of a sudden I realized I was old and that it had shocked me a little.
Wouldn't you know she apologized for pointing out that I was a senior citizen. She realized before I did that the realization of becoming a, "SENIOR" was what had put me in a slump.
I have decided to except the fact that I am a senior. A senior meaning a person older than another and a person of greater rank, standing, or life.
On the other hand, " I am not a senior citizen". The Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition has an acceptable definition for a senior citizen.
Senior Citizen; an elderly person, esp, one who is retired.
I may be older than some but I am not elderly and I have not retired.
Do you become a Senior Citizen at age fifty?
I wonder what SSI will say the age to become a Senior Citizen is.