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LEtter to the editor – senior population

Dear Editor

As a senior for the last 17 years, I always appreciate the local support most give us. However, recently I had a very unpleasant situation occur at the local “Chicken and Rib” restaurant which I have been going to for the last 50 years, at least once or twice a week, when it was open.

We have for the last 15 or more years always ordered the “Dark Half,” extra plate, extra roll and we would split it. At our age, we do not need huge portions anymore, especially fries. The waiters were so familiar with what we would order we did not have to even tell them when we were seated.

Well, that is no more. We were instructed by the waiter, “We do not allow this anymore,” and told “we would have to order two dark quarters for $11 more.” We were then informed, “It is not intended to be shared,” even though we have done this for the last 15 to 17 years. Do they not want the senior business? With that, we left the restaurant and told them, “This is the last time we will ever come here for a meal.”

We went to Teddy’s last night, to celebrate my daughter’s birthday; and they always allow sharing of meals. This is to inform the aging population of a situation of greed, for the almighty dollar, it is alive and well in the local “Chicken and Rib” restaurant. What a shame!

Larry Davidson, Port Perry Ontario

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