To be feeling a bit sick after over hearing a conversation in the supermarket today

(15 Posts)
Euphemia Mon 18-Mar-13 07:07:34

Perhaps she was his mother and this is just the banter they have?

nosleeps Mon 18-Mar-13 05:56:29

Maybe they were a couple. If she is that old, perhaps he has to raise his voice a bit to be heard.

DolomitesDonkey Mon 18-Mar-13 05:37:01

So you yourself are familiar with the works of 50 shades, but you're uncomfortable with older people having sex?

notnagging Mon 18-Mar-13 01:38:44

So you just left them to it, not knowing if he was with her or harassing her?hmm

HoHoHoNoYouDont Mon 18-Mar-13 01:20:06

I hope he did know her as it disturbs me to think some old dear had been harassed by a filthy perv.

pollywollydoodle Mon 18-Mar-13 01:18:13

what would have been wrong with asking if she was ok/was he bothering her.

...the worst that would happen was a bit of embarassment

MsAkimbo Mon 18-Mar-13 01:04:37

...silly question maybe, but did he know her?

doyouwantfrieswiththat Mon 18-Mar-13 00:51:43

Perhaps they were shoplifting and they were trying to get you to go away, she was shuffling because her pockets were full of baked bean tins.

TheChaoGoesMu Mon 18-Mar-13 00:48:12

It does sound odd op.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 00:45:42

No security guard either, it's a small supermarket..I had no idea who to go to and didn't want to make a fuss...it was all too awkward and embarrassing, even to explain it to someone.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 00:42:52

I didn't do anything partly because I couldn't tell 100% that they weren't a couple, she seemed so very old....even if they were a couple the conversation was just very loud and very public.

ubik Mon 18-Mar-13 00:39:05

He wasn't on his hands free headset talking to someone else?

If not, it does sound a bit odd. Poor woman.

BubblegumPie Mon 18-Mar-13 00:36:40

Maybe they were a couple?

He's probably a perv, if you were worried for the woman why didn't you do something? Supermarkets tend to have security guards.

RidingInCarsWithBoys Mon 18-Mar-13 00:35:43

Would it have been ok if both of them were younger?

Perhaps he was her husband and they were having a joke? You seem very easily shocked.

YABU.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 00:27:41

Man around 50 years old chatting to a woman who was around 85-90 years old, she was in a pretty poor state of health, shuffling not able to speak much.
Man said in a loud voice - does that make you feel a bit sexy, I look up - again he says do you feel sexy when you wear that? She says nothing. He then says, are you going to wear that with sexy underwear, are you going to wear frilly knicker while you are doing the hoovering? In hindsight it was almost like he was playing out a Christian Grey fantasy.

He was speaking in a very loud voice so it wasn't a private chat, I felt very odd, almost like the other shoppers and I were part of some sex fantasy. I didn't meet anyone's eye I just tried to get out of earshot as a quickly as possible...couldn't think of anything else to do.

But I felt hugely uncomfortable about the whole situation - couldn't think of what to do, I didn't see them again, paid and left the store. Anyone else experience something like this - I almost feel like I was flashed at and then I worry about the old lady, what was going on here.

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