Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Another Cherry Busted . . .

Well, I suppose it had to happen someday.

Today, I was on the streetcar after rush hour but it was pretty crowded. Not jammed, but crowded. I had just got on, struggled to find a standing spot, and was standing, when a young seated woman looked up at me, smiled, and said: 'Would you like to sit?'

'No, I'm fine, thank you,' I replied from between what I hope were not terribly clenched teeth.

It is now official. I am old ass.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kids these days....

JJ said...

LOL!
Not that I should be laughing, it's probably happened to me already but I just couldn't hear what they were saying.

You know, because everyone mumbles these days :|

Mrs. Bitch said...

LOL. Oh shoot, if the offer had come from a young, hugely pregnant woman carrying three bags of groceries, then I'd worry ;) As long as someone is respectful, I'll take it, but I have gray hair and figure I've earned the subservience of the little whipper-snappers, by cracky!

I have a friend who got completely and utterly beside herself when she was around 30 and a young male store clerk called her "ma'am." I never did get a straight answer on how she thought he should have addressed her... "Hey chickie," or "Yo, mama!" or what?

Bruce said...

LOL! Sorry, it's hard not to laugh. It happens to the best of us.

deBeauxOs said...

eh. I have female friends who get called "sir" - most laugh at that.

fern hill said...

Yeah, yeah.

The real piss-off is I do not have grey hair. Just a few. And I take crap from my contemporaries about that.

And you guys can stop with the LOL (Little Old Lady) snark. ;)

JJ said...

In your honour, I just went outside and yelled at some young whippersnapper to get off my lawn.

Unfortunately, when I put my "specs" on I realized I was yelling at my dog.

D'oh!

fern hill said...

Deef and blind, are you, JJ?

I appreciate the gesture. :D

Beijing York said...

I love this post. LOL!

Toe said...

Someone YOUNG looked UP? from their digital device? Hard to believe fern, I think your making it up. Badda Binger, Badda Boomer, Th ... Th ... Th-that's All Folks.

The Mound of Sound said...

Ain't life a bitch? I'm still not sure where the last 20 years went but I'm quite certain I'm supposed to be much younger than I am.

Antonia Z said...

This has been happening to me for years. It helps to glower at them when they're sitting.

berlynn said...

Someone offered you a seat and you said no? WTF are you, CRAZY??? Next time, say thanks and take the goddamned seat!!!

Alison said...

when a young seated woman looked up at me, smiled, and said: 'Would you like to sit?'

At which point, Fern, I believe the correct response is to sweetly smile assent and firmly sit down on her lap.

Hey grils, sannual 40 days of hate alert. Why don't you have a bubble zone yet? The G20 got one.

fern hill said...

For some reason, Alison's link doesn't work. Try this.

deBeauxOs said...

No bubbles or fencing, just tin foil. I can attest to the fact fern hill has hers firmly fastened at all times.

Sadly, it doesn't appear to protect her from the oppressive concerns of young streetcar-riding whippersnappers.

k'in said...

Enter the Red Rocket - Enter the Twilight Zone.

Odd stuff happens on streetcars. That's why they're fun to ride.

So some whiffet offered up her seat - who the hell knows what she was thinking...anyhow, thanks for sharing!

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