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don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 7:35 AM (permalink)
Interesting article on baby boomer as customers.
 
Baby boomers are the large meal the U.S. population boa constrictor has been digesting, with those Americans born 
between 1946 and 1964 numbering about 79 million and making up about 26 percent of the total U.S. population.
A Pew study revealed that the typical boomer believes “old age” does not begin until age 72. And while they are latecomers to the digital revolution, they are closing the gadget and social media gap with younger generations.
A separate study of the demographic by The NPD Group showed that baby boomers usually feel 9 years younger than their chronological age. Also noteworthy, money lost on investments during the recession is creating a growing divide between the haves and have-nots, and some are being forced to put off retirement.


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    CCinNJ

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    Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 8:10 AM (permalink)
    See...people don't want to be treated as if they were old. Except...of course if/when someone in that age range makes a rude comment that can easily be avoided.
     
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      Tony Bad

      Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 8:55 AM (permalink)
      CCinNJ


      See...people don't want to be treated as if they were old. Except...of course if/when someone in that age range makes a rude comment that can easily be avoided.

       
      Or when they want a senior discount!
       
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        CCinNJ

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        Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 8:59 AM (permalink)
        Here's the senior coffee. Please don't steal all of the Splenda.
         
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          kland01s

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          Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 9:05 AM (permalink)
          I'm in the mid 60's and I certainly don't feel, look or act as a senior. The only time I ask for a senior discount is when I reserve a hotel room. Don't judge us all.
           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 9:31 AM (permalink)
            I am only 5 years out of that age range and I doubt I will get the free pass just because I am an old lady ever. Nor would I want it.
             
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              Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 11:05 AM (permalink)
              I just got free checking at my bank for being over 50!
               
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                Vic Cardenas

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                Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 11:44 AM (permalink)
                I think a comedian (can't recall who) said it best...
                "You know you're old when you fall down and nobody laughs."
                That, I think, is the point where you have to realize you're old.
                 
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                  CCinNJ

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                  Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 11:49 AM (permalink)
                  I see people that are around 35 ( I know them there is nothing wrong with them) spinning around the Supermarket in the Jazzy. A disgrace.
                   
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                    buffetbuster

                    Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 1:07 PM (permalink)
                    I was born in 1962 and had no idea that I was considered a baby boomer.
                     
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                      CCinNJ

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                      Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 1:21 PM (permalink)
                      Screw being old.

                      I was born in 1987. I was born in 1987. I was born in 1987.
                       
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                        Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 2:13 PM (permalink)
                        CCinNJ


                        Screw being old.

                        I was born in 1987. I was born in 1987. I was born in 1987.

                         
                        ah ... poor baby  ... my daughter is older than you   .... 
                         
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                          CCinNJ

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                          Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 3:14 PM (permalink)
                          Shhh...my oldest son was born in 1989. I am just going with 87 and I will bribe my children as I go.
                           
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                            Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 3:47 PM (permalink)
                            edwmax


                            CCinNJ


                            Screw being old.

                            I was born in 1987. I was born in 1987. I was born in 1987.


                            ah ... poor baby  ... my daughter is older than you   .... 

                            I have socks older than that.
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 5:46 PM (permalink)
                              Your an old guy when making love is "like trying to shoot pool with a rope", a slight deviation from a George Burn's quote!
                               
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                                FriedTater

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                                Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 5:48 PM (permalink)
                                Don`t forget us old "bitties"
                                 
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                                  Vic Cardenas

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                                  Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 6:23 PM (permalink)
                                  chewingthefat


                                  Your an old guy when making love is "like trying to shoot pool with a rope", a slight deviation from a George Burn's quote!

                                   
                                  I know 40 something year olds that have that problem.
                                   
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                                    CCinNJ

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                                    Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 7:26 PM (permalink)
                                    As soon as that happens you're entitled to free sprinkles on your cone at Dairy Queen!!!
                                     
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                                      Dr of BBQ

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                                      Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 8:53 PM (permalink)
                                      buffetbuster

                                      I was born in 1962 and had no idea that I was considered a baby boomer.

                                       
                                      Hey buddy after awhile they started expanding the use of the term. But 79 million babies were born during the Baby Boom.  years (1946-1964) and I was one of them I grew up with Black and white TV, Soupy Sales, Woodstock, the Vietnam War, very cool old school cars, and John F. Kennedy as president.
                                      LOL
                                      jack
                                       
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                                        Dr of BBQ

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                                        Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 8:54 PM (permalink)
                                        CCinNJ


                                        As soon as that happens you're entitled to free sprinkles on your cone at Dairy Queen!!!

                                         
                                        That's funny.
                                         
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                                          Foodbme

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                                          Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 9:24 PM (permalink)
                                          buffetbuster

                                          I was born in 1962 and had no idea that I was considered a baby boomer.

                                          That makes you a:
                                          Buffet -Buster-Baby-Boomer. Say that fast 10 times!
                                           
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                                            americangypsy

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                                            Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 9:27 PM (permalink)
                                            70 is the new 30.  Or so boomers think.  I agree all customers should be greeted with open arms.  Aside from the business dealing I have a real problem with the self-important, self -absorbed boomer generation.  BTW, I am a '65 model.
                                             
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                                              Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 9:39 PM (permalink)
                                              If you were born 1955 or later, heres the Top 50 Inventions you've seen come into being:
                                              http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/news/2078467
                                               
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                                                Foodbme

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                                                Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 10:03 PM (permalink)
                                                I was born 6 years before the Baby Boomers started and never had a group I could call my own so I called myself a Baby Boomer anyway.
                                                I now consider myself a part of the "Spare Parts" Generation.
                                                2 new knees, a stint, a pacemaker and plates & screws in my back. My scrap value is worth more than my old Organs!
                                                I'm constantly amazed by the lightening speed of all the new technology coming on line. I'm proud to say I'm trying to keep up with all of it. I even got a Doctorate from Google University and I'm working on a Masters of Facebook. I refuse to Twit! 
                                                 
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                                                  CCinNJ

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                                                  Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Thu, 05/17/12 10:09 PM (permalink)
                                                  You look young for your age.


                                                  Here I am when I was 41!!!

                                                  http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/m633205-print.aspx
                                                  <message edited by CCinNJ on Thu, 05/17/12 10:12 PM>
                                                   
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                                                    Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Sat, 05/19/12 6:26 AM (permalink)
                                                    i remember walking my mini bike to the gas station it was 26 cents a gal.
                                                    growing up we had a 12" black and white tv. we never did get color.
                                                    at 16 cigaretes were 53 cents a pack.
                                                    i did however ran away from home to go to woodstock i was 12 yrs old.
                                                    can you guess how old i am.
                                                    somtimes i feel like i am only renting my body.
                                                    if things do not seem right in your life. that is because it is not over.lol
                                                     
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                                                      CCinNJ

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                                                      Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Sat, 05/19/12 9:19 AM (permalink)
                                                      My abacus says you're 55.
                                                       
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                                                        Dr of BBQ

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                                                        Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
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                                                        56
                                                         
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                                                          easydoesit

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                                                          Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Sat, 05/19/12 9:54 AM (permalink)
                                                          I read a great line in a novel once, don't remember the name.  It went:  "No one really has anything against old people.  They just want them to get out of the way."
                                                           
                                                          My observation since then seems to prove that.
                                                           
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                                                            CCinNJ

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                                                            Re:don’t treat baby boomer as “old.”
 Sat, 05/19/12 10:04 AM (permalink)
                                                            My Mother (always in a good mood) spends her mornings doing comedy at McDonald's before heading to exercise class...before she swims.

                                                            Two new knees a new hip a rod in her shoulder and you'd never know it.

                                                            The only thing she said to me is please do not let her walk with that cane. What cane? Get up and bake me a cake.
                                                             
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