"kiddos" -?? puh-lease!
I've never been a fan of age-discrimination.
... it's not discrimination if it's reflective of reality. People under 25 (especially men) are far more likely to get into car crashes or otherwise damage the car. Again, to compensate for this, the rental companies can either charge those under 25 more, distribute the cost to everybody, or not rent cars to 25 year olds. What other options are there?
Well, statistically speaking the elderly are more likely to be in an accident than middle aged folks. So why no surcharge for them? Also, minorities are more likely to commit crimes than non-minorities. Curfews, anyone?
been crusading against discrimination for long?
Yes, age discrimination really gets under my skin (and yes, I still feel this way even though such laws no longer affect me). Especially curfews, policies that prevent groups of young people from entering a store together (i.e. 7-11), drug testing and lack of free speech at schools, etc. Frickin' ridiculous.