“The retirees who heralded the early bird are going away, and that their replacements, while burdened by the overall decline of the middle class, have different expectations about what retired life should look like — mostly, they do not want to be reminded in any way that they’re old now.” Eater on the The Extinction of the Early Bird Special. (Last month, during a 24-hour period, my wife got carded by a waiter and a museum clerk gave me a senior citizen discount.)