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> I think I've just experienced Ageism!
Mick
post Mar 14 2012, 11:15 AM
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I suppose it had to happen but I've just experienced my first taste of ageism.

Me and Mrs M took our 2 year old grandaughter to "Tick Tock" (a music based activity for toddlers in Harpenden) on Monday. Format is that everyone sits around in a circle on the floor with their children and sings etc, we've done this before on a couple of occassions. On Monday one of the people running it came up to me and Mrs M as we were sitting down on the carpet and asked if we'd like chairs to sit on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FFS do I look so old and decrepid? He clearly didn't mean to offend, but didn't make the offer to anyone else (and we declined) but it really made me hairout.gif

Thought I just share that with you, insulting comments expected laugh.gif


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glynn six 0
post Mar 14 2012, 11:45 AM
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just for a laugh you could have said
"no chairs thanks,but do you have a couple of conti-pads ........just in case like!
his face would av been a picture. laugh.gif
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Doug
post Mar 14 2012, 02:18 PM
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"Thankyou for your kind offer but we are OK. Do you fancy a bike ride up Snowdon sometime?"


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Gareth
post Mar 14 2012, 06:08 PM
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Hmmm, I'm not certain that this is ageism? Some would call the offer thoughtful... Of course, I could be wrong, did they shout in your ear really loudly and call you Grandad? innocent.gif


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Mick
post Mar 14 2012, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE(Gareth @ Mar 14 2012, 06:08 PM) *
did they shout in your ear really loudly and call you Grandad? innocent.gif


Pardon? rolleyes.gif

It was the fact that he only offered us the chairs, maybe he thought we were special (needs) or something innocent.gif


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Geoffmbr1
post Mar 14 2012, 06:46 PM
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The last bas@rd who commented on my age, i kindly invited on roadie bike ride , took the fool 40 miles from home then dropped him, That taught him a lesson naughty.gif i cud hear the gasping for breath as i cycled away hehehehe


same thing on a mtb ride when Angie experienced "sexism" " talks over her head to me " sneaky.gif will the lady be ok it's a bit rocky and a longway" oh dont worry says i,

guess which poor sexist male got worked over by a little lady on every climb and descent poor soul never been out with us since rolleyes.gif


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Mick
post Mar 14 2012, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE(Geoffmbr1 @ Mar 14 2012, 06:46 PM) *
same thing on a mtb ride when Angie experienced "sexism" " talks over her head to me " sneaky.gif will the lady be ok it's a bit rocky and a longway" oh dont worry says i,


Probably the same thinking (or not thinking) as the guy who offered us the chairs.


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post Mar 14 2012, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE(Geoffmbr1 @ Mar 14 2012, 06:46 PM) *
guess which poor sexist male got worked over by a little lady on every climb and descent poor soul never been out with us since rolleyes.gif

laugh.gif like it!
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littlegirlbunny
post Mar 14 2012, 09:09 PM
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Mick - I'd go with what Doug says next time!

QUOTE(Geoffmbr1 @ Mar 14 2012, 06:46 PM) *
guess which poor sexist male got worked over by a little lady on every climb and descent poor soul never been out with us since rolleyes.gif


Nice one Angie! laugh.gif
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Suggsey
post Mar 17 2012, 08:16 PM
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Now I cant ever recall saying that,so why did she blow me away on all the climbs too laugh.gif

Mick, did you not see the news about metal on metal implants, they were obviously concerned about you and Nita's hip replacements laugh.gif
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Gareth
post Mar 22 2012, 06:41 PM
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Spammer deleted (Origin Panama). dry.gif


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Mick
post Mar 25 2012, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE(Suggsey @ Mar 17 2012, 09:16 PM) *
Mick, did you not see the news about metal on metal implants, they were obviously concerned about you and Nita's hip replacements laugh.gif


naughty.gif laugh.gif


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