I have come to the conclusion that old people suck. Not in that naughty XXX kind of way that some of you are thinking of.. but that pain-in-the-ass kind of way that I absolutely hate.
Don’t get me wrong, after reading a (kids.. sshh) book on the First and Second World Wars this last week I have nothing but respect for those people who were there and fought and died and all that stuff that problem guaranteed my relative freedom in the world today.. but why the heck do most of the rest of them have no manners?
I was brought up to respect my elders, to open doors, to say please and thank you, etc etc — the usual polite crap that we have to do to be considered a nice person. So, why is it that several times today while I was walking around the local indoor/outdoor market did I move out the the way for ’em, let them in front of me at the stall queues, hold doors open and the like, and yet I still got glared at as if I was teenage scum and twice some old biddy ran her bloody shopping cart thing into my leg? I’m not exactly a small person, she couldn’t have missed me twice.
It was only ’cause I was with my mother that I didn’t say EXCUSE ME really loud like I usually would. I can’t possibly let her realise that I’ve got a problem with old people.
Please don’t read this Granddad.