Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I've discovered that I have a problem. I have started to incite dislike, and even violence, it seems, in old people. Yesterday I posted a blog about an odd comment an old man directed at me on the bus the other day. I have yet another disturbing incident involving an O.P. to report. Just yesterday I was walking down Charing Cross Road with my friend Nena. We were laughing and joking and wearing brightly coloured A-line skirts, having just been to a swing dance lesson. Out of nowhere I felt something hit the hem of my skirt and catch me on the back of the knees. I turned around and standing there was an old man in a checked shirt and hat, and holding the offending article, a walking cane. Well, my first reaction was to burst out laughing, the incident was so bizarre. The O.P. grunted something but it was indiscernible and myself and Nena stumbled on past in fits of laughter. It was funny at the time but I'm starting to worry that this is the beginnings of a disturbing phenomenon. What sort of a world are we living in that a young person can't walk down the street for fear of being whacked by an old person with a walking stick!? On top of this I have just been reading Shanachie's blog entitled 'What is wrong with old people'. Well, 'A lot' it would seem is the answer to that one. I would like to forward the motion to have a blog specifically set aside for old-people-bashing, OPBB. It is socially frowned upon, I have found, to actually physically bash old people in real life so it seems that blogging is the perfect way to vent this frustration and therefore reduce the risk of actual violence being called into force in day to day dealings with geriatrics. Who's with me!?