What a load of steaming festering shite!
They were actually bored enough to phone up 2,500 people in the name of “research” to find out what they want to be called?
For a start, I don’t give a flying fuck what I am called just so long as it isn’t too early in the morning. You can call me a Grey Panther or an Old Age Pensioner if you like, and I will call you a condescending prick.
If you want to call me anything, then call me by my name.
If you want to categorise me into some bureaucratic slot then call me a bloke.
If I have to put my occupation down I say I’m retired. If I think I can wangle a discount I’ll call myself a pensioner.
Of course this is all about Political Correctness again. We don’t want to offend anyone even if they are a doddery old fart so we have to ask them what name they would like to be called to offend them the least. It’s a sort of PC by democracy.
One result of their survey they didn’t include was the percentage of respondents who told them to go fuck themselves, but then these “researches” rarely give the full picture.
I will pass on one little nugget of information though.
The first cunt who refers to my age as whatever years “young” had better have a really excellent health insurance plan.
Boy will they need it!