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Walgreens reportedly is launching a new AARP Health Essentials catalog and website for members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) that will offer a five percent discount on more than 20,000 HBC products.
KC's View:
Good idea, especially as more and more baby boomers enlist in AARP.

But being someone who keeps throwing out the AARP solicitations and plans to do so until they put me in a rowboat, light it on fire and send it out to sea…I’d suggest to Walgreens that they avoid spending money on sending me a catalog.

My feeling is that you join AARP, and before you know it you are wearing black shoes and black socks with your khaki shorts. (I have a friend my age who has started doing this, and I worry for him.) Then you start going to Denny’s for the four o’clock special, twenty year old women start calling you “sir,” and before you know it your kids are discussing assisted living facilities and whether or not they should take away the car keys.

It’s a slippery slope, and I’m not going anywhere near it.

(At my age, I might fall…)