I guess maybe I am more sensitive to this than I should be, but since I have only been over sixty for a little over a month, I feel more vulnerable to discrimination than some who have had time to get used to it. As I mentioned a few months ago, I have a few news sites I check every day. Well, a couple are, more accurately, news aggregators, I check the Drudge Report and a site with a similar format called Complete Colorado which is nothing but Colorado news (Some of you may have guessed that without my telling you). Scanning the latter site I saw the headline, “Gunnison County says fines, jail time for serving customers over 60…” This caught my attention. The article linked above, says that, along with limiting the number of patrons they can serve in a bar or restaurant to fifty, they also have to “card” anyone they think is over sixty and refuse them service.
So, that’s what makes me feel curmudgeonly this Monday.