Companies routinely give preferential treatment to customers willing to pay more, sometimes much more. And one very coveted perk is line-cutting, of course. In Brazil, things are no different, except for the fact that when it comes to supermarkets, banks, post offices, government agencies or any other place where people wait in line for the next available cash register or service window, the law requires they provide dedicated lines for those 60 and older. And if they don’t, then seniors are allowed to jump to the front of any lines no matter how long or short they are. Now — hold on to your seats — here comes the icing on the cake: it’s free. So when in South America’s biggest country, if you’re in your golden years, there’s no need to cool your heels. And my advice to you: don’t be shy — just go ahead and take full advantage of it!

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