Something happened today in the pharmacy which annoyed me. Maybe I am old fashioned but I believe I have some values that some people don’t seem to possess.
Our bench in the shop has space for five people. There were six people sat on it today. From left to right, there was a 9 year old boy, his 30 something mum, a late 60s man with a walking stick, a 30 something couple and the man had his toddler on his knee.
Then a late 70s lady entered. Have a guess which person stood up and gave their seat up? Yes, it was the old man. The lady tried to protest but he was having none of it and made her sit down. He stood up with the aid of his stick.
None of the younger folk offered their seat or even battered an eyelid. The two elderly people did not say anything or complain. They were the nice old people and not the grumpy ones. I would have given my seat up because its the right thing to do.