23-11-2017 01:28 PM
Hi Folks, Paying for petrol this morning, the assistant (late middle age) muttered a figure which I gently and quietly questioned as being far too much. He turned on me and snarled that my hearing aid needed turning up. As it happened, I was correct.
I most certainlty don't have a hearing difficulty, and I'm sick of people now treating me like a moron simply because I am older.
There is little consideration or respect encouraged for those of pension age either in the media or local courtesies. TV ads and governments often deliberately portray the elderly as feeble minded, ignorant, and lacking youthful qualities, or interests in anything stimulating, which is totally unrealistic. As a result we seem to be disregarded and victimised in a shameful way. Its happened to many of us before, and generally we try to deflect the insults and get on with the day, but some days it is much harder. Its about time the older population was not all treated like threats, or late alzheimer sufferers.
25-11-2017 09:49 PM
21-12-2017 05:40 PM
hi @bonney78 im sorry you were made to feel that way. honestly some people have no respect for others. i honestly hope that person has more respect for you the next time you go there!
06-08-2018 06:03 PM
What a truly awful experience @bonney78 It's so tough to let this stuff go all the time and it makes sense that sometimes it feels more impactful. What do you do to look after yourself?
06-08-2018 06:41 PM
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