Today I did a bit of shopping.
First I went to a hair salon downtown where another senior and I were the only clients. Then I dropped into the bookshop where two or three older people were checking out the displays. In two clothing stores I tried on dresses along with a couple of women my age.
With a few more errands to complete, I visited the drugstore near the mall. By now, I was consciously on the lookout for older customers. Sure enough, several were maneuvering their walkers around Shoppers Drug Mart, and it wasn’t even Seniors’ Day.
Then off to the bird-feed store to stock up. Again, the retirees were lined up at the till.
By the time I got home, I could anticipate the answer when I asked my husband about the barber shop cohort waiting with him when he got his hair cut that morning. Yes, indeed: “Just the usual bunch of retired guys.”
Is it my imagination, or do seniors keep the wheels of commerce turning from Monday to Friday?
Of course, I was only in and out of senior-friendly stores. I didn’t check out the tattoo parlors and skater shops. Or the hemp store.
Perhaps more research is indicated....