Two Old Ladies

When I’m out and about I am quite open to chatting with random people on the street (obviously the ‘stranger danger’ message passed me by). The past couple of days I’ve chatted with various different people – mainly older people – and the contrast is sometimes astounding – and makes me realise what a big age range ‘older people’ cover – 30 years!

Walking on Port Meadow, and passing through a gate an old woman said to me “don’t grow as old as me, you won’t enjoy it… I’m past my sell-by-date” - I beg to differ.

Yesterday at a bus stop I had a brief conversation with a woman who said she wanted to get her karate black belt by age seventy (she was sixty-nine) and an A* in GCSE Science. Refreshing.

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