Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Mistaken For A Senior Citizen! - Poem by Mary Nagy

Ok, I normally keep my cool.
I rarely get THAT mad.
I wanted to knock her teeth out!
Oh yes, it was that bad!

I was innocently shopping.
Going about my day.
I was finished with the browsing
so I headed up to pay.

This nasty, mid-aged woman
looked me in the eye
and what she said made my mouth drop
and made me want to cry!

She asked if I ''get the discount''.
Of course I said ''I don't know,
how do you get this discount? ''
and then she said...''Oh, no.''

''Forget it, I'm sure you don't.''
I knew what she meant then...
this woman was asking me
if I was a... SENIOR CITIZEN! !

It takes alot to get me mad
and I never ever swear
but, let's just say I bit my tongue
as I left that day from there!

I told her she just ruined
what had been a decent day.
She gave a smirk and brushed me off
with little more to say.

Perhaps I don't look twenty...
this I will admit.
But, she was at least 60
and looked every day of it.

How rude to ask a woman
when she's only 34
if she's a senior citizen!
I won't shop there anymore! !


Comments about Mistaken For A Senior Citizen! by Mary Nagy

  • Brian Jani (6/14/2014 4:44:00 PM)

    Mary what an amazing poem (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Brian Dorn (7/30/2006 7:11:00 PM)

    Mary, based on your photo, you look more like a teenager. I'd say the cashier probably needed her eyes checked. But, clearly a great poem! !
    Brian
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (10/29/2005 11:16:00 AM)

    I recently was in the Walmart and a woman yelled at me for ignoring her because she needed her question answered, she thought I worked there. So I informed her I didn't work there I was a shopper. Her response was to yell at me for being irritated with her because how was she suppose to know I was dressed like a manager. So there yo go, you can be too dressed up in Walmart.
    Some people are idiots and you know what? I would have taken the discount.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ernestine Northover (10/21/2005 2:54:00 PM)

    Well Mary, from one senior citizen to 'another! ' you can cry on my shoulder, dear.
    Very nice explanatory poem, I loved it. Sincerely Ernestine
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (10/21/2005 10:22:00 AM)

    I really liked this poem, very humorous, just like life.
    Well done.
    -Leigh
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Sylvia Chidi (10/21/2005 10:17:00 AM)

    I have to laugh. I found the whole thing hilarious. Why would she mistake you for a senior citizen. Well I enjoyed it whether its reality or fiction.

    Sylvia
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Alice Vedral Rivera (10/21/2005 9:41:00 AM)

    Mary,

    I'm sorry this person upset you and spolied your day. But I have to say your poem about it is brilliantly done. Wonderful way to turn something negative into something positive.

    It reminded me of the times my husband was called 'ma'am' at a restaurant. Mind you, he has a mustache and was unshaven but his hair was shoulder length and curly. And this happened to him 3 times in 2 different restaurants within a two month period. I still tease him and tell him that since he gained weight, it's because his breasts are now bigger than mine.

    avr
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (10/21/2005 9:23:00 AM)

    Mary, you should do like me: when I buy beer, I bribe them in advance to ask for my ID. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (10/21/2005 9:23:00 AM)

    Mary, this poem made me recall my husband who, when he turned sixty, was thrilled to get the discount but glad they carded him. The first time no one asked to see proof of his age, he was bent clear out of shape. Being a senior citizen isn't too bad, but I can see you wouldn't want to be one when you're in your thirties. Cute poem..

    Raynette
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cj Heck (10/21/2005 9:20:00 AM)

    Total Delight, Mary! I loved every word - well done!
    Warmest regards,
    CJ
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 10 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, October 21, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]