Wednesday, April 13, 2011

get outta my way, Granma

It seems yesterday was Old Chooks Day in town. There were grannies (and a few granpas) everywhere, in Jeans West and the supermarket and shuffling their way down the street.

And you know what made me mad?


You know what, sweetheart?
You might be 20 now but you won't stay that way forever.
God willing, one day YOU will be the Old Chook with a cane or a Zimmer frame, shuffling round the shops in the cold and every one of your joints will be aching and your bones will be a lot more fragile than they used to be.
Your balance won't be crash hot and your hearing might be gone, and when some Important Young Thing goes swishing by you I hope she's a little more careful than you were today.


  1. I will double that !! HEAR HEAR!!!

  2. Makes my blood boil! Go, Toni!! :)

  3. I've always been careful with the oldies because I know that I will be where they are one day. It's happening already with the achy joints etc, but I don't have a zimmer frame just yet.
    A lot of my customers are old and they always look for me and come to whichever checkout I'm on because they like how I pack their bags and then lift them into their trolleys for them. Also I don't rush them when they're fumbling for their money to pay me.

  4. Some people just need a good smack.

  5. This reminds me of one of my favorite movie scenes - from Fried Green Tomatoes. When Kathy Bates' character rams into the VW of the Important Young Things who took her parking space and says, "Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance."


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