Posted by: Admin | November 17, 2011

You know you’re getting older when…

…someone gives you their seat on the Tube. This actually happened to me recently. Maybe I staggered a little as the train set off, or maybe I was looking particularly haggard, but a young woman positively leapt out of her seat to make way for me. Did I poke her in the eye and ask her who she thought she was patronising? Of course not – I said thanks and plonked by backside down with a sigh of gratitude. Well, it was rush hour, and the alternatives included having my nosed pressed up against the armpit of the plumptudinous businessman strap-hanging in the aisle, or looking as though I had “surfin’USA” running through my head as I tried to balance myself, my bag and my dignity in motion. What would YOU have done?

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Responses

  1. Well you are in your 50’s sis !!!! xxx

  2. 20 years ago when I was treated with deference because of my age I was amused, bemused and sometimes shocked but I accepted because I believe refusing a show of respect or a gift is really rude besides it is bad luck.
    Now I am grateful.

    • Too true, OF. My husband thought it was hilarious, but I was just grateful for the seat. And it was good to know there are still young people around who care.


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