OK, this is more 'food” than actual “dining.” Unless by “dining” you mean eating as cheaply as possible. And for those who are on a fixed income, that's usually the kind of dining that is most apt. It's those folks who are most likely to look for the best deals, especially for lunch. And I discovered just what that meant Tuesday afternoon when, taking my brother to lunch, we dropped by the Arby's on Third Avenue.
My brother opted for a chicken-sandwich combo, while I settled for the classic roast beef and cheddar. Hardly health food, I recognize. But tasty? No question.
And when the sweet young worker totaled up the bill, she asked me all smiles, “Do you have any discounts? Military? Senior?” I smiled. “Well, yeah,” I said. “Uh, look at us. Senior.” That's how we got $2 knocked off our bill.
If you've gonna cop to the age, you need to take advantage of the benefits that come with it.