A few weeks ago I read that a new club would be opening in NYC. The theme is 70’s ,80’s and 90’s music- the clientele is 35+. Though I’m not much of a dancer, I find this concept highly desirable. It will be nice to go somewhere and recognize all the songs, to see dances that neither whip or nay nay. It got me to thinking- what else would benefit from an age make-over?
Fitness classes. In my normal Sunday body conditioning class, we’ve already sort of done this. The over 40’s end up on the left side of the room-what we refer to as the geriatric section. When the instructor is particularly grueling, it’s nice to have lined faces to grimace along with as we realize we can’t do 100 burpees. It really provides motivation too- hey, if that old guy can do it, so can this old girl.
Book stores. Now I enjoy zombie/vampire/dystopian books as much as the next guy, but sometimes I’d like to find interesting books on the first floor. Not the fifth floor. In the corner. Under the dust.
Drug stores. I would like to go into a store that has all the anti-aging products in one section. The other things the store could sell would be hair dye, heavy moisturizer, (frankly, products that moisturize everything), orthotics, gingko biloba, and bifolcals. The store should also have a sign listing the most commonly bought items by the 35+ community just in case we forget what we came in for. And forgot our shopping list.
Clothing stores. I would like to enter one that doesn’t play music at levels akin to the eruption of Krakatoa. ( Sometimes, for fun, I go up to an employee and silently mouth the words of what I want. I enjoy seeing them scream “WHAAAAAT” over and over again.)
Restaurants. I think that an awesome centerpiece would be one containing attractive flashlights. It might look nicer than 6 people pulling out their cell phones. Perhaps print the offerings on both sides of the menu. This way you have the option of reading the menu of the person sitting opposite you.
Theaters. I would like to purchase inexpensive mezzanine seats in a theater that doesn’t have stairs that feel as if I’m scaling Everest while wearing heels.
These are just a few thoughts off the top of my head. As much as I love watching the vitality and exuberance of the Millennial generation, sometimes I’d like to mingle with the boomers and the gen exers . They usually have higher credit limits.