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?



  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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