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Old 02-27-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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A charitable society I work with is starting to do marketing aimed at people "55 plus" and some of the slogans being considered seem kinda kooky.

Anyway, what is your opinion of being called:
"Mature"
"Boomers"
"Zoomers" (this is a new one: "Boomers with Zip!")
"Junior Seniors"
"Older Workers"

And do you love or hate: "50 is the new 30"??

PS. If you are 55-plus, I could be -- your slightly younger sister!






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Old 02-27-2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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And do you love or hate: "50 is the new 30"??
Wouldn't that mean that 85 is the new 65/retirement age?

Hate it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:49 AM   #3
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Call me anything you want, I'm mature enough to handle it.

50 is the new 30? Gad I hope not, I wouldn't be 30 again for nuthin'
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:50 AM   #4
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I always like "seasoned citizens."

The idea that 50 is the new 30 is akin to 60 being the new 40, I guess. As long as I get to keep my rank, I don't mind playing among the youngers. Just don't take away my tenure.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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If you have to lump me in with someone for demographic advertising, just forget about it. I'll not participate in whatever it is. If it's a good charity, tell me about it in your literature and I'll decide whether or not to participate. If it's such that you need to make it "catchy" to sell it, I don't have time for it.

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:04 AM   #6
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Ignore Roger, his bones are creaking this morning and he's showing his age.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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Haaarrrrummph. All this talk of nonsense by a bunch of whippersnappers.
I'm goin to take a nap. We 50/30's need plenty of rest.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:02 PM   #8
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If Greg is going for a nap----I will go to bed. How about 65/45.
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You old fogies go ahead and take you naps, us 20 somethings will be dancing around. That is if our 65+ year old body will lets us.

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OH LORDY, I THINK I'M OVER 40!

and I thought you were looking for real 4 legged gunnea pigs to travel with in your little ole camper
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Anyway, what is your opinion of being called:
"Mature"
"Boomers"
"Zoomers" (this is a new one: "Boomers with Zip!")
"Junior Seniors"
"Older Workers"

And do you love or hate: "50 is the new 30"??
I'm only 52 , so I don't count. But that never stopped me before...

I've always been called "Mature". Being a goody-two-shoes teacher's pet does that...
"Boomer" = "Hmmm, an I insured for that?"
"Zoomer" = "When you're over the hill, you pick up speed on the way down."
"Junior Seniors" = makes me think of "Jumbo Shrimp"
"Older Worker" = a socialist cog in the wheel of existence.

"50 is the new 30"?? My little brother can't add, either.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:32 AM   #12
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"Zoomer" = "When you're over the hill, you pick up speed on the way down."

Thanks, Fibreglassers!

We have put out our first ad and see this feisty attitude!

Funny, though, the 20-something graphic artist at first chose quite an "elderly gent" photo to illustrate our "target market," we had to tell her "55 is not old!"

We'll see how it goes from here, eh.

Or is 55 old?
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If 55 is "old", I'm in Big Trouble.

I'm a pre-boomer and I agree with Roger. If you have to dump me into a labelling bin and then try to get cute about it I don't wanna hear from you. There's plenty enough of that in the culture at large and I'd rather not have it directed specifically at me. [grumble-grumble-snarl-growl!]
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Didn't bother me a bit when I said "I'm 55, I want the Senior Citizen Discount." I'll spend the extra cash on gas. Helen
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