If you don't like the policy of "senior's discount" let the management know. Stores and businesses aren't compelled under law to give discounts to seniors, and you are free to not patronize businesses that apply this policy. Bus and transportation services that grant seniors fares are pehaps doing it because the senior has spent a great deal more money over the say 65-70 years than a younger person and since the demand placed on a bus or train to carry a senior of oh say 130 lbs is just about the same as anyone aged any other number of years who weighs the same. Over that 65-70 years when junior needed a hockey outfit to play hockey and miss junior needed a hockey outfit or a prom dress, the parent/adult, who paid for it didn't pay a reduced price he/she paid the price that that outfit or equipment cost everyone.
Even though the parent doesn't "use" the toys and the costs of meeting the needs of their children over roughly twenty years, it seems entirely appropriate that seniors not be given any kind of special treatment when it comes to their personal needs...absolutely right.
If your barbershop continues this discriminatory practice, let the manager know that you think it grossly unfair and discrimination that an elderly person with just as much hair as you to cut pays less for having their hair cut.
Insurance companies frequently offer discounted rates to seniors for their auto insurance and if your company employs this policy, feel free to find an insurance company that charges everyone the same rate.
Seniors have spent far too much time and money in serving their community and paying over their lifetimes for many things that they personally never used, and that's simply the price of living in a community ordered by the social organizing principles of the times. Retired military shouldn't be given any discounts or special treatment either. They volunteered for the military so why should they even entertain the idea that once they retire that they're entitled to any special benefits?
While the earning potential of the elderly is greatly reduced, and the younger person can reasonably expect to maintain their income for many years, the elderly are sitting on enormous wealth accumulated over the years and should be required to liquidate those assets and pay their fair share.
Let's expose the enormous amounts of money the taxpayer pays to keep hospitals open and services available to the elderly. The elderly are a burden on society and brittle bones and failing heart lungs and eyes are no excuse to give these pikers a free ride.
Consider the amount of light (electricity use) that the senior needs...far in excess of a younger set of eyes. Think about the entertainment uses the senior demands from everyone.... That loud music blaring overhead for decades while every light in the house is burning.... Thin about the power consumed by the elderly keeping their milk cold, why do old farts need cold milk????
It's time we put these scabs, these parasites on notice.
Then we can turn our attention to fat people, and bald people and everyone knows that females fill landfill sites with menstruation pads while men have to keep cleaning up after them....
If we did'nt have to pay for shipping those feminine hygene products, all that make-up and do-dads that women demand for their entire lives....the costs of other products and the amount of waste would be radically reduced....
It's a crippling burden for the younger people to have to bear, knowing that that funny old woman and the funnly old man paid less for their bus fare than the kid with the boom-box and the young mother with her stroller and two kids in tow....
I don't know why when old folk reach the age of ...oh say 70 that their simply not taken to a disposal site where the burden of their existence can be finally dealt with!
Down with old-age and down with special treatment!
Finally the bubble has been burst!