Have Some Fucking Respect!

Elderly Man

So whilst making my way home from work, this happened…


I was so angry when this happened, a very elderly man being ridiculed by people in public…the bus driver was a consummate professional and assisted the gentleman off of the bus at his stop with compassion and care (a rarity in this trade unfortunately), a large amount of the people who had noticed that his trousers were wet were sniggering under their breath, tutting and make remarks about how disgusting he was whilst he was making his way out of his seat and towards the exit.

I was utterly incredulous with rage, the elderly gentleman could well have been someone’s father or grandfather, he could’ve been one of the many brave men that fought for our country and for the freedoms that we all take for granted, he may have been so ashamed that he’ll stop getting a bus in fear of a repeated embarrassment (for which I really hope not).

I keep thinking about this elderly man, I really hope he doesn’t live alone – that he has someone there, I feel a deep sadness thinking that he’s had to go home and not been able to help himself into some clean clothes.

Age happens to us all, we may be younger and more able nowadays but time catches up with everyone and one day we could find ourselves in a similar situation – so please, look out for the elderly or people less able because they deserve the same respects and treatment as everyone else, don’t be that douche-bag 20-something who sends a Snapchat of an elderly man who couldn’t help it.

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