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To think that in a busy supermarket on a Friday night...

(14 Posts)
Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 25-Sep-09 23:56:53

...you don't let your 6 year old be in charge of steering the buggy containing your 18 month old?

Both parents were there, neither had a trolley. The whole family were wandering around - why didn't one person go in to the get couple of items and everyone else stay outside/in the car?
They were getting in everyone's way, ramming into trolleys and old people. Bloody ridiculous.

Rant over grin

emkana Fri 25-Sep-09 23:59:11

yabu

If they want to do it they can.

shonaspurtle Sat 26-Sep-09 00:05:00

Of course they can. It doesn't mean they should.

Kran Sat 26-Sep-09 00:06:27

Old people should not be in supermarkets when it's busy, anyway.

They have the whole day to buy cat food, FGS.

wink

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 00:15:42

Kran, we most certainly do not have all day to buy cat food! shock

We have to spend a lot of time having gossipy conversations about young people these days, how it wasn't like that when we were growing up - then we have to infuriate folk when we get to the checkout and realise we're 50p short, we have to drive everywhere really slowly etc etc etc - you have no idea!

Kran Sat 26-Sep-09 00:35:21

And if you don't drive remember you have to get on a bus at exactly the same time as every other poor sod is blearily trying to get to school or work.

And then have a good moan about the fact that no one wants to give you a seat.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 00:40:53

Well, exactly! You underestimate the sheer fucking hard work that goes into being an elderly shopper.

*swipes Kran about the shins with walking stick*

Kran Sat 26-Sep-09 00:42:12

I should 'fess up to a bit of old-person haranguing recently. And I probably shouldn't have done it, as I'm not so young myself...but..

Last week I was standing on a bus at school home time. There were a couple of tiny and obviously new year 7 children nearly asleep on their seats and a gaggle of bingo'd up pensioners got on. They (the oldies) started making loud remarks about how the young 'uns should offer them their seats and I had to step in and point out that the children were tired after a long day at school and needed them.

It didn't go down well....

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 00:49:09

Year 7? Isn't that, um, quite elderly for a child, really?

(In my day, P7 children were aged 11/12, I realise it's different now, what with Reception classes before Y1, and children starting so much younger anyway...)

How old are Y7 children?

Kran Sat 26-Sep-09 00:55:12

11/12 is elderly in the fluffy world of primary school, yes. But after a day that may have started very early to get to a scary and new secondary school, it's young.

Besides, Bingo is voluntary, innit?

And the group of pensioners I saw were sucking down B&H and generally 'carrying on' at the bus stop in a way that didn't suggest their poor old limbs needed that much of a rest.

onebatmother Sat 26-Sep-09 01:15:34

lol. Those b and h prevent the blood supply reaching the feet, which consequently need the weight taken off them.

There's nothing so scary as a smoking old person imo.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 01:16:37

*lights up fag*

(for our American cousins, this does not involve tar, feathers, or homosexuals)

thaliablogs Sat 26-Sep-09 01:37:58

um...think it does involve tar. Unless it's a funny kind of fag...

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 01:51:31

Valid point. grin

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