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Newsletter editorial, Nov '11: Over the hill?

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Newsletter editorial, Nov '11: Over the hill?

Postby Dave » Wed 30 Nov 2011 17:01 GMT

This month's newsletter editorial was all about the over-50s - and some of the bizarre stereotypes that still seem to be attached to them.

Have you witnessed, or been on the receiving end of any ageist stereotyping? Please let us know. We'd love to hear from you - the more outrageous or ridiculous the stereotype, the better!
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Postby Graeme » Thu 1 Dec 2011 00:36 GMT

Loved the term 'coffin dodgers' for the over 50's.
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Postby chris green » Thu 1 Dec 2011 08:01 GMT

Jeeeeeeeeeez. When I saw the headline I thought you had written about me. :mrgreen:
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Postby Kay » Thu 1 Dec 2011 13:12 GMT

Next month's newsletter will be about you, Chris. We're still gathering the evidence. :twisted:
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Postby chris green » Thu 1 Dec 2011 14:00 GMT

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Postby Dave » Thu 1 Dec 2011 18:37 GMT

That's easy for you to say. :twisted:
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Postby chris green » Thu 1 Dec 2011 20:51 GMT

So where's the delete button hiding? c.
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Postby Kay » Thu 1 Dec 2011 21:54 GMT

You have to pay extra for that. :twisted:
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Postby dave dee » Fri 2 Dec 2011 10:08 GMT

The Advantages of living after 50 or

Perks of reaching 50 being over 60 and heading towards 70!



01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.



02... In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.



03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.



04. People call at 9 pm and ask,"did I wake you?"



05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.



06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.



07. Things you buy now won't wear out.



08. You can eat supper at 4 pm.



09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.



10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.



11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.



12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.



13. You sing along with elevator music.



14. Your eyes won't get much worse.



15.. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.



16.. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.



17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.



18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.



19. You can't remember who sent you this list.


20. Most importantly, never, ever, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
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Postby chris green » Fri 2 Dec 2011 10:18 GMT

Paints a complete picture, except #15 The private health insurance.

There are now so many 'pre-existing conditions' that the policy was limited to cover ingrowing toenails only.

Cancelling that provided a multi-euro bonus. :mrgreen:
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Postby dave dee » Fri 2 Dec 2011 10:40 GMT

Don't get me started on my jnsurance company Chris, i have had a life cover policy since i was 30, as i unfortunately didn't die yet i am being made to pay the price as i reach a more likely age to go. the premiums are now treble their original and like my blood pressure are rising much more frequently than i would like them to, soon i may not be able to afford to die with cover. :evil:
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Postby Kay » Fri 2 Dec 2011 11:13 GMT

We had a friend in his 70s, who was having terrible trouble trying to claim what he was due from his health insurance company. We discussed it with him and half-jokingly came to the conclusion that they were hoping he would die before they finally sorted out the matter and they would have to pay out. Sadly, it actually happened.
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Postby JJ » Mon 5 Dec 2011 03:41 GMT

Dave Dee: Had almost exactly the same problem myself recently (the company name doesn't begin with 'G' does it)? I'm in a misselling dispute with them but don't really expect to win because it'll come down to a clause in the terms which the salesman told me meant one thing but the company now obviously meant something else.
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Postby ruggie » Thu 8 Dec 2011 11:59 GMT

Why didn't anyone tell me, when I was 30, that the only sure way to retire in comfort was to earn a billion and insure yourself?
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Postby dave dee » Thu 8 Dec 2011 12:37 GMT

@JJ, The company i am unfortunate enough to deal with doesn't begin with G but add a couple of Ms and you have it, i know i was missold my policy, as you say proving it is difficult, all companies must be the same, good luck with your claim, last year i had a letter doubling my premiums which i refused to pay, their answer was not to cancel my policy but to continue charging me the same and halve the payout on death, sure Ruggie with hindsight these big mistakes would not be made, around the same time i was talked into this policy i took out an endownment policy on my mortgage for the same money, this paid out thirty grand when its 25 year maturity expired and with the added bonus, i didn't have to die.
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