Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Hello,This is my first blog ever so I hope it works! I don't really know what to write about so I thought I'd use this opportunity to try to find out the meaning of a phrase which was directed at me yesterday by a total randomer. Context is always good when trying to figure out the meaning to something so here's the story: I was sitting at the window seat towards the front of the No 189 bus as it inched its way in the traffic along Kilburn High Rd yesterday evening. The bus stopped outside Sainsbury's and a man who was blind boarded the bus, followed by an old man, I'd guess he was about 75-80. The first guy sat in the seat beside mine. The old man was making his way down the aisle. His face was knarled and he looked like he hadn't smiled once in the last 50 or so years. Nonetheless I decided that he probably needed a seat more than I did. I couldn't see behind me to check if there were free seats further down the bus so I looked at him and motioned that I could give him my seat if he needed it. I didn't want to move if he didn't need it cos I'd have to disturb the guy sitting on the outside seat. The aul guy shuffled along til he was level with my seat, twisted his shoulders and neck towards me (must have had arthritis or something cos his head didn't seem to turn independently of the rest of his body) and spat out the words 'If ye had any brains you'd be dead', then continued on down the bus. I'm not completely oblivious to tone and I did gather that this wasn't meant as a compliment but I don't actually know what it means and I was wondering if anyone else has ever had this phrase said to them and why?! I would also like to say that that is THE last time I will EVER offer a seat on a bus to an old person, they are bitter and twisted and have no respect for the youth of today. Grrr.
Posted by Missfitz Marionettes at Tuesday, June 19, 2007