Dress Decode

LIVE AND LET LIVE USED TO BE ONE OF MY MANTRAS, BUT NOT NOW.

I confess that I [Picture of Rude T Shirt for sale]have become less tolerant of intolerance through old age, and I find that I am becoming impolite to people who are impolite. How can I be considerate of people, when they are inconsiderate and selfish?

The worry is that I become impolite, intolerant and inconsiderate — just like them, and we all have lowered the bar and reached a new low point, a cruder common denominator, and then things will have got worse.

My only hope is that my interventions may, somehow, make things better.

I cannot see any alternative, so I will continue into my advanced years to address this matter — and I recommend and encourage everyone to do the same.

So when I hear people on mobile phones in the children’s playground, swearing and shouting, I will ask them to stop.  When I hear teenagers swearing and talking in Macdonald’s, where there are toddlers in earshot, I feel I have to say something; a stand has to be made.

However, my big problem is about clothes.

How does one address the problem of inappropriate clothing?  I see Dads collecting children from nurseries and schools, and their tee-shorts have rude and crude messages (and images) on them! It was bad enough with FCUK and seeing the tops of their underpants, thong things or buttock cleavage, but it definitely seems to be getting worse.

The only thing I can think of is ot complain to the manager of shops that sell items that ought not to be worn casually in public; we have to make a stand.

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Stolen Gran’s Wheelchair Frame!

[picture of notice about granny wheelchair theft]I COULD BARELY BELIEVE THE NOTICES PUT UP AROUND SHAWLANDS OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PERIOD.

[Click on the picture to enlarge the image]

It reads as follows:

“Between 10pm 10/12 and 9am 11/12 somebody stole my 80year old grans scooter, its a Sterling Little
Star Mobility Scooter. it was chained to the stair railings inside the close of xxx kilmarnock road
shawlands.
only the frame was taken, we still have the seat,basket,battery and the key so its pretty useless to
anybody.
if somebody has seen it or knows where it is pelase let me know as its the only way my gran has of
getting around,

it has been reported to the police

if you can help please contact me Darren 07833215xxx or contact the police on 01415324900

Or go into poundstretchers and ask for Danny”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Granny.  Things are getting worse when someone would steal such a thing; it’s obvious what it is and does — and who would need it.

Nobody would steal this — surely not!  What for? scrap?  It just seems to unlikely to me that someone would stoop so low.

Maybe it was a daft kids’ prank.

Kilmarnock Road is the main road, full of pubs, shops, bus stops, restaurants, clubs, all interspersed with doorways to the “Common Close” stairs and corridors for the flats/ apartments above. So if it was a daft kid’s prank, surely someone would have seen something and reported it.

Maybe things are getting worse when no-one has any information, or when people don’t have the values to go up to kids and ask what’s what. Shame on us all.

Big Pupils

[picture of chip shop kids' lunch menu special]MY EYES GREW LARGE IN DISBELIEF WHEN  I SPOTTED THIS CHILDREN’S LUNCH MENU IN A LOCAL SHOP.

No wonder kids are fat these days!

  • 1/2 pizza (deep fried) and chips
  • sausage and chips
  • popcorn chicken and chips
  • chips
  • roll and chips
  • chips and curry
  • chips and gravy
  • chips and cheese
  • fritters
  • roll and fritters

Deep fried fat hell is on the school menu! Not a green vegetable, not a meat (except from chicken and sausage), just deep fried fatty potatoes basically!

Things are getting worse when shops are able to target school children in this way.

Football Racket

[Expensive football at Tesco]EXPLOITATION. That’s all it is really.

With the summer apparently due any time now, I decided I would buy a football as a gift. Imagine my horror to see that footballs are for sale in my local Tesco supermarket at £20 each!

Yes! Twenty Pounds Sterling. Click on the picture to enlarge and see the price tag.

[More expensive balls at Tesco]This is unbelievable. I searched for cheaper footballs, and found some at £17.00 — three quid cheaper — why?

Most of the more expensive ones did not appear to have any branding or designer logos, and they weren’t made of leather or pigskin with an inner tube or anything fancy. Nope. these balls were straightforward plastic footballs with a valve — how can the price be justified?

Most of what you get for your money is air! Plastic and air for twenty quid! five balls for £100! Fifty balls for a grand. This is madness!

  • I really pity parents – especially single-parents; it must be so much more expensive to raise children nowadays compared with when I was growing up. We could buy a football with pocket money, but with a ball costing around £20.00, one has to ask how much pocket money do they get?

To be frank, I was expecting a football for boys to kick about the park to cost about a pound — maybe even as high as £3 or £4 for something branded or fancy in some way — but I was not prepared for the shock of £20.00! What a money-spinning racket!

Things are certainly getting worse! Needless to say, I didn’t bother buying that football — I would have had to pay it up in instalments!

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