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Elderly people have feelings and deserve respect

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How many of you look at the older person as a pain? Come on they move at a pace that comes close to a snail and when your behind them you are delayed for your own busy lifestyle.

Theyre always making buses late trying to count out their change for their concessionary fare. The queue in the chemist is always out of the door on pension day, just at that time when you are in a major rush and need to pay that bill that has been bothering you for ages!

Old Folks Crossing Now lets try and imagine we are in their shoes.  We work all our lives trying to make the world a nicer place for our children to grow up in.  We were children once who ran about furiously thinking that if we didn't rush we would be out of time.  We all met our true loves and married and helped the population by having our beloved children, experienced the heart break and the pain of losing loved ones and friends.  Our grandchildren look up to us and realise that we are wise and know the answers to everything.

Old people Why not just take some time out of your busy lifestyles to see that we do not grow old gracefully, we lose respect, our looks, our figures. This is something that we are brave enough to accept and understand. We try not to be angry with those who laugh at us and make remarks, but there is only so much we can take.

We are people with feelings and minds too

One day YOU will grow old and understand what I am saying. Until then please just try and understand that we are people with feelings and minds too and treat us with some consideration.


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hairyfairy

I hate nature! she gives us things like health & looks, then has a fun time taking them away!, seriously though, I dread old age more than anything, & I only wish that I could stop the age clock.
19th Mar 13 05:03

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Fed up pedestrian

An interesting news item from China.

The government has passed a law stating that adult children have to visit their ageing parents often, although they don't define the term "often", or risk being sued by said parents for neglect of their needs.

A combination of economic development leading to people moving to the cities for work, increased longevity and the one child per couple policy has resulted in a degree of breakdown of family ties and the ancient culture of extended families looking after the elderly.

More Chinese people are living longer and, as in the West, more are living alone in old age. With no welfare safety net there will be fewer earners to support the elderly and perhaps even a disinclination to do so if they start to value money more than family and old ideas of duty.
30th Dec 12 07:12

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rebecca

this touched me! everyone should respect there elders its bang out if they dont!! this really put a proper soft spot on my heart we will be old one day, so all they nasty people out there leave them alone!!!
11th Oct 12 09:10

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Mr Ploppy

Who the hell uses 'buses anyway? only the unemployed and mentally ill.
20th Sep 12 09:09

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ANON

YOUR LINK DID NOT WORK AND THERE IS NO E PETITION OF THAT NUMBER
19th Sep 12 11:09

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Brit who loves his ageing parents.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/36798.

Please sign this if you live in the UK or are British..and send to anyone you know who fits that description. The British government has recently made clear that our ageing parents are not welcome..we need 100,000 signups for the govt to debate this in parliament..otherwise Brits will be condemned to living apart from their parents as they get older or leaving their home! Where is the respect for those who have given us life?! Please sign and share with as many people as you can..we are a long way away from where we need to be but let's not let the government get away with this.
19th Sep 12 10:09

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Holloway

I agree with this, but a lot of old people don't have much respect for younger people. Of course, some are just trying to live the rest of their lives peacefully and I treat those old people with respect, but often I don't get that respect back. I'm no asking for a medal for sitting exams or for having crippling self-doubt because of the media, but it would be nice not to get glared at by old people every time I get on a bus. (When I'm wearing respectable clothes, don't have earphones in, and don't cause trouble) I'd like to think one day we just respect everyone regardless of age.
2nd Jun 12 11:06

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Gracey

This is so touching indeed. I hope more people will be able to read this and have empathy to those people in their 'golden years'.
12th Mar 12 01:03

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Soap

Please tell me who wrote this. I will write a essay about the elderly. it can be my resource. Please sent your name or nick name for 110762493@qq.com. Thank you.
25th Jun 11 05:06

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Dimpy

I t's been really hard for me to tangle myself at one side. Somewhat, old people are a problem to the scociety for the are that so-called "purane zamane ke khyalat" thoughts of the past centuries.. they wouldn't be able to adjust with todays generation leading to family fights which might increase...
at the same time, these old people are our origin and are the ones who gve birth to us !! the took care of us and now it is our turn..

i would seriously prefer living all by my self at my old time and never b dependent on elseone... thats my plans
17th May 11 06:05

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cass

very touching, I completely understand the feeling of this, ad treat elderly with as ,uch respect as possible. :-)
6th Jan 11 02:01

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Sachin

I belive that i'm a old man 20 years from now. One day you too would be. Treat them in such a way you expect others to treat you when you're old. Even tough my grandfather was the first to expell me from my home, I love him very much and miss him. If you have a grandparent with you know love them,because you wont able to know when you're going to leave them.
31st Dec 10 06:12

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Bakri Abdelgadir

yes every one of us one day will be old, therefore since every one of us will be so we must repect these groups to have the same respect when we are old.
But my advise to all oldery people around the world to learn about Islam & be muslims, I pet they will enjoy their elderly.

Regards,

Riyadh, KSA
27th Nov 10 05:11

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rimka

the old is a very beautiful moment because a force de prendre des annees on murit et on deviens humble car les mentaliter change de nos jours les personnes agees sont de plus plus respecter
6th Sep 10 02:09

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fred zitithera phiri from Mala

Hi people.Life is not easy to the elderly.From my small village at chintheche,Nkhata-Bay in
northern Malawi,Central Africa- the elderly are very much treared like any other human being
and are the best source of information regarding the history of our society and the youth
always come to them for a solution.So, if there is any body to be respected fist in this world
then it is the elderly because we are there because they took care of them .I wish I had
resources to support as many elderly as I could in my country.Please look at an elderly
person as the most important person the world has ever had and lt's them die piecefully.
12th Aug 10 08:08

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Bea

I wanted to share with you a new children's bilingual book on respecting our elderly. The Wooden Bowl - El bol de madera. This little book has already won Four 2010 Book Awards! It also has a great review by Maria Shriver. If you are interested in learning more please visit brainstorm3000.com
12th Jul 10 08:07

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Mister Blond

@ Copper 3T - Absolutely right. I'm struggling to bring my children up to APPRECIATE. Its a disposable 'push button' world out there where a majority of people into their mid and late twenties still take no responsibility for themselves and expect either the state or mummy and daddy to constantly bail them out. It seems forming a peer group on the internet is not such a good idea and only a few people these days form face to face relationships with a broad spectrum of people of all ages. When I was a kid it genuinely does seem that healthcare was better, schools actually educated kids, most folks could find work and the police actually 'policed' - I have to admit I dread old age, another twenty five years of a society on a downhill slope before I get there...
2nd Jul 10 02:07

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Isaac Khoo

Um.. sorry. My comment is kinda screwed up.I was aiming my comment at the guy below who named himself OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PROBLEM TO SOCIETY. Sorry if my statement was too tactful.
14th Apr 10 07:04

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Copper 3T

What is 'Old' ?. I know what maturity is, It's 'growing up' and appreciating the experience and knowledge of your elders. 'old people these days are a problem to society '? Does this young person not realise that everyone ages. I am retired and I am dambed glad I am no longer young in these intollerant and ungrateful 'push button' times. The trouble with the young of today is that they think life comes from pushing buttons and anyone who doesn't understand the modern technology is useless. Manual skills are not recognised today. When they are old, will they think they are better than the elderly of today and will their offspring care about them ? Hopefully the future young folk will have more sense ! Why did thousands of our young men die in WW2 for the young think like this ?
10th Apr 10 01:04

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anne

I`m totally dreading old age, the one good thing about it is that I won`t have to sign on anymore!
29th Mar 10 10:03

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Isaac Khoo

It seems that I've been away from here for quite a while now. I'm 15 now and I still won't change my mind about old people. OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PROBLEM TO SOCIETY . Aren't you getting old one day? You should really think before you post comments you know. As if you have already been old before. Still I am a nobody to give you advice(because of my age). However if you have to treat me like a young fool, it's up to you. You said that you're not taunting old people? Then shut up if a grumpyoldwoman wants an argument with you.
18th Mar 10 01:03

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Matt

I understand and respect the situation already, mostly because I've been so depressed about growing old. i'm 16.
6th Mar 10 02:03

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Anona

Grumpyoldwoman

I am not at all sure that his bladder problems arise from "LOL-ing " too much because the boy does not sound like a bundle of laughs! Can you imagine going for a night out with him?

First there is his obsession with spotting the elderly as in " I just saw another old woman near my house" ( Yes dear there are lots of people out there and some of them are old; it's called humanity and they come in all shapes, sizes and ages. You would not be so surprised by them if you got out a bit more).

Then there is the obsession with bladders and urine. There's an old woman, and another one and another one - do you think they leak? Is there any urine about? I'm sure I smelt some!

No, I don't think laughing too much is one of his problems.
25th Feb 10 04:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

My mother is quite happy to have me as her son actually. I give her a generous monthly allowance and treat her real nice. I just brought her to do her annual full body checkup.

But of course, I will never take any advice from her. She is uneducated and very ignorant indeed. She is neither wise or knowledgeable. In fact, she is rather rude and ignorant most of the time.

However, she has brought me up so I am repaying her in her old age. It is just like repaying the bank for a loan. A natural and decent thing to do.
24th Feb 10 10:02

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grumpyoldwoman

That was probably your mother, wondering what she had done to deserve you as a son!

Anyway (if she wasn't your poor mother), how do you tell if someone is uneducated just by looking at them?
24th Feb 10 08:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Siobhan, yeah, too bad I can't say it to her face in real life. That would be really nice. Old people these days...

I just saw another old woman near my house. There was this dead look in her eyes. Quite clearly, her spirit has been broken by the rigours of life. She was uneducated, wrinkly and mumbled to herself.

How are we going to solve the old people problem in society? Should we throw them back to school to receive an education? I think that is the best solution.

They can work in Macdonalds or KFC, at least they would be contributing to society.
24th Feb 10 07:02

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siobhan

OLD PEOPLE etc etc you aren't saying anything to anyone's face, you're behind a computer screen you fool,
why is it when I come on this site it's not about the actual gripe, it's people arguing?! Entertaining nontheless!
24th Feb 10 02:02

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grumpyoldwoman

Like I said, you know nothing about my life. I am employed as a company secretary for a civil engineering company; I'm several years from collecting my pension. I have never in my life been unable to find a job when I wanted one.

I do have one other use (amongst many others); getting up your arrogant nose!
23rd Feb 10 06:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Nah that is just your own bigoted opinion. The only thing age qualfies you for is your pension. And that is only because you are weak, expired and unable to find employment.

I will say it to your face again. You are useless. You are trash.
23rd Feb 10 06:02

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grumpyoldwoman

I'm qualified to say it as someone who is old enough to have found out from experience, you d*ckhead.

Don't call me useless; you know nothing about my life.
23rd Feb 10 05:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

-> "It is not harder to learn new things as you get older. I know that because I make the effort to learn new things all the time." How exactly are you qualified to say this?

How exactly are you qualified to say otherwise? Are you a pyschologist who has knowledge of the learning capacity of men?

Or are you just another useless old fart?
23rd Feb 10 05:02

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grumpyoldwoman

He certainly does. Maybe every time he LOLs he pees just a little bit.
23rd Feb 10 02:02

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Anona

Is it just me or does Boring Young Fart have a strange obsession with elderly bladders and urine?

Of course, it is no business of mine how he gets his pleasures in life.
23rd Feb 10 01:02

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grumpyoldwoman

"It is not harder to learn new things as you get older. I know that because I make the effort to learn new things all the time." How exactly are you qualified to say this?

You really are too much of an arrogant idiot to bother with. Did I say I am a member of MENSA? You keep making assumptions and getting them wrong!
23rd Feb 10 12:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

LOL.

What was that for?

That was for the ->Just to remind you, you know very well that the post apocalyptic setting was only part of my argument (and yes it was tongue-in-cheek, but not entirely impossible)

So what is the statistical possiblity of an apocalypse, my dear MENSA card carrying friend?

LOL. Crazy old people
23rd Feb 10 12:02

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grumpyoldwoman

I won't say exactly where I am in the top 1/2%, this is getting a tad vulgar.

Just to remind you, you know very well that the post apocalyptic setting was only part of my argument (and yes it was tongue-in-cheek, but not entirely impossible). I wasn't describing my own skills, I think that was clear also.

Evidently you still have no answers to the rest of my points; lightweight!
22nd Feb 10 05:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

"LOL" is the standard reply when an old woman has no other way of arguing that her skills are useful except to use a "post-apocalyptic setting". LOL once again for that one. Comic brilliance.

Anyway high IQ does not equals to success in life. Many of the smartest people spent their entire life flipping burgers.

Anyway, my IQ is in the top 0.001% of the population, so it beats your 1/2%. (I don't normally boast, but sometimes a educated stud who has a working bladder gotta do what he gotta do!)
22nd Feb 10 05:02

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grumpyoldwoman

Oh dear OPTD; "LOL" is usually the last resort of someone with nothing better to say. Can't you do better and actually address some of the points I made?

Just how old are you anyway? You seem to be getting younger & sillier by the day! I wish you a bald and incontinent old age, maybe someone will then do everyone else a favour and have you put down.

Congratulations on being in the top 2% of the population by the way. I hate to deflate your ego but my IQ puts me in the top 1/2%. (I don't normally boast, but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!)
22nd Feb 10 04:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Sally, congrats on being educated. Keep up the good work.

Only 20% of adults in the UK have a degree or higher. And only 10% of degree holders have a first. I guess that puts me in the top 2% of the population!! Thank god I am not a trashy uneducated aged POS!
22nd Feb 10 03:02

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Sally

Boring young fart

Having a degree is no longer proof of being clever, silly boy; I am betting it was a "modern" degree with multiple choice question exams in a Mickey Mouse subject. Most of the people that I know have a degree, many of them also have a Masters or a PhD - none of them boast about it as they have no problems with self esteem and are not children. I also know many extremely talented and clever people with no academic qualifications.

I am beginning to wonder if you are a troll trying to wind people up but they are usually a bit brighter than you so maybe not.
22nd Feb 10 03:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

A rare moment of comic genius->

By the way, you have probably seen one or two films set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Who do you think would have skills necessary for survival in this situation? Youngsters who can't do anything without a computer (oh dear, no power!) or oldies who know how to grow vegetables, raise chickens, make clothes and build things out of wood?

LOL
22nd Feb 10 02:02

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grumpyoldwoman

You really are one of the most arrogant idiots ever to post on here! So you have a full head of hair; whoopee for you. When did that have anything to do with intelligence? If your hair falls out because of male pattern baldness it falls out.

So how old are you exactly? You say that you are old enough to know that it doesn't get more difficult to learn new things as you get older; but unless you are over 70 say; how would you know?

You also refer to the elderly unemployed. Don't people retire where you come from? Most people I know don't become "elderly" until well after retirement.

Exactly why should retired people learn to use a computer if they don't want to? You talk about your earliest experiences with a computer in the 90's; I can beat that by decades! My first experience with one was in 1969 when I was shown one about the size of a semi-detatched house and about as bright as a ZX81. I wrote a program for it on punched cards. So we have established that I am probably older than you by some way, but I don't have too many negative attitudes (except when idiots like you start spouting off!).

I do know some oldies who have some of the attitudes you so despise but I suspect they were always like that. Are you suggesting that everyone be shot when they reach a certain age? How do you think you will feel about that on the day before you reach that age?

By the way, you have probably seen one or two films set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Who do you think would have skills necessary for survival in this situation? Youngsters who can't do anything without a computer (oh dear, no power!) or oldies who know how to grow vegetables, raise chickens, make clothes and build things out of wood?
22nd Feb 10 01:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Good morning guys,

It feels so good to have a head full of hair, to have a degree and to be able to stand up without leaking urine!

To the Idiots below, please continue your meltdowns on this thread. It makes for good entertainment to see how stupid people can be.
22nd Feb 10 08:02

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Nikki

I would take issue with "boring young fart" (in anona's words, not mine!) who says "I have already made it clear that I don't have a problem with old people who are educated, ski11ed and humble".

Hang on a minute .. who ever said that the elderly have to be humble? Who are YOU to say that they have to be so ? Or indeed educated or ski11ed. Why pick on this particular section of society? Are you ski11ed and educated? You sure are not humble.

Why do you say that "attitudes and negativity" accompany old? Won't you lend any credence to experience?

May cultures revere the aged. Sadly, our's does not. Maybe this is why our's is breaking down?
21st Feb 10 09:02

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anona

Boring young fart

Why are you assuming that I am elderly? I'm not, I just don't like bigots.

You don't need to worry about getting old as you already are old in most ways that matter. Even the way you express yourself is stiff and starchy. If it were not for the fact that I bruised myself when I fell off my chair with boredom when I read your tedious little scribble I would feel rather sorry for you. It must be so dull being you! No wit or sense of fun or sense of humour.

My sincere condolences.
21st Feb 10 07:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Thank you once again for your response. I have already made it very clear that I don't have a problem with old people who are educated, ski11ed and humble. Old age is not the problem per se, the problem is the host of attitudes and negativity that frequently comes with it, as evidenced by yourself.

Now you are just being pedantic and melting down all over the place.

I am sorry life has turned out that way for you. My sincere condolences.
21st Feb 10 06:02

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anona

You "overlook the wrinkly skin, yellow teeth and balding hair of old people" ? You don't overlook it at all though do you? You are quite obsessed with the appearance of the elderly. It clearly scares the hell out of you to think of growing old.

You refuse to see people as individuals and you just think in stereotypes and clichés. If you are so dull and rigid in your thinking as a young person then by the time you actually are old you will be so practiced in being boring that you will be able to stun elephants with ust the tedium of your thought processes and personality.

People often complain about boring old farts; how mortifying for you to be a boring young fart.
21st Feb 10 06:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Thank you. I am indeed rather magnanimous by nature. How else could you overlook the wrinkly skin, yellow teeth and balding hair of old people?

I am not be better than some people but I am definitely better than you. Anyone who is knowledgeable knows that old people are a problem. The Japanese parliament describes their aging population as a "serious problem" that needs to be addressed immediately as well. It is the same all over the world.

Exactly! I know TONS of things, that is why I know many old people are useless. Only kaka kids like you or old people walk around wearing the "old people rocks" badge.

Thank you for your kind words. I am very educated as well and highly ski11ed. When I grow old, I hope to be sitting on some board of directors or some senior position. Don't worry so much about me when I grow old, I will be fine dear.

I am still very young now. I beseech you to save the "useless trash" for the old ones.

Thank you.
21st Feb 10 06:02

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Anona

Old people these days

You don't mind old people who are "humble" ? How very magnanimous of you ! This from the person who says s/he knows "tons and tons of things".

By the way, why would anyone, old or otherwise, be teaching you to make fire from stones?

No, you will not become "more valuable with age"; you will just be yourself but older so you will still be silly, arrogant and bigoted. Some younger people will then see you as useless trash and fail to see you as an individual and will treat you as sub human in the same way that you treat older people now.
21st Feb 10 05:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

It is not harder to learn new things as you get older. I know that because I make the effort to learn new things all the time.

It has to do with you being arrogant and jaded. "Many old people might not want to learn computers?". Exactly, that is the story of their lives. They just don't bother to learn. That is why they are a problem to society. You seldom hear that from someone who is young.

When I was growing up there were no computers as well, I still recall my earliest encounter with a computer was learning how to use "MS DOS" in the 90s.. I still went on to learn about the internet and computers. Why? Because they are an integral part of modern life now, that is why.

The elderly have learned things I will never know about and had skills which are no longer useful? Yeah no doubt. That is why they are irrelevant and outdated. That is why cannot find employment. Duh.

I know tons and tons of things old people will never know about as well; and the things are actually useful and scientific and not rubbish.

Can you imagine a white haired lady teaching you how to start a fire using stones? I would tell her to ferk off. Stop living in a bubble and wake up.
21st Feb 10 01:02

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grumpyoldwoman

I have noticed, OLD PEOPLE etc., that you wrote your second comment more carefully; the first one was only semi-literate and you were complaining about the elderly being illiterate!

Like it or not it does become harder to learn new things as you get older; but it also has to be said that many old people might just not WANT to learn to use computers! Some of the elderly you are moaning about will have learned things you will never know about and have had skills which are no longer useful, but were back then.

There are other oldies who seem to revel in being ignorant; but that sin is by no means confined to the elderly!
21st Feb 10 09:02

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Gainsborough lad.

Uneducated was used five times in the posting below, and with a one off nickname,

One wonders who is the thicko here.
21st Feb 10 07:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

Oh Kathleen go "respect the trashy old people" if you would like to. It is a free world. I have my views, you have yours.

I am not "taunting" old people, old age is ok with me but many old people are iliterate, rude, arrogant, can't string together a proper sentence, uneducated and have been working at dead end jobs for decades. Many don't even know how to use the Internet.

I don't know who was the one who said they are wise. Many are plain idiot. They can't even string together a proper sentence to being with, don't talk about "wise". More like plain retarded.

If someone is old but educated, humble, has a skill and is in touch with contemporary world, I wouldn't have a problem with him/her. But these are quite rare around here.

Many are just trash living off the taxpayers. They haven't contributed anything in their life time except washing dishes etc. How can anyone respect someone who is balding, fat, ugly, uneducated, vile, rude, arrogant, can't string together a proper sentence, have no skills, worked at dead end jobs all their life and don't even know how to use the internet? Jeesh, it repulses me so much I flinch whenever I see one of those lowlife trash coming near me.

Why do you think every country calls an aging population a "problem" instead of a "good thing".

Old people were young once too but many of them are rude towards young people as well. It goes both way, they are not angels.

Over here, most people like myself think many old people are useless and uneducated, and that is quite true. Yes I will get old too. But I am educated, ski11ed, have some money in the bank and polite towards young people, so I will become more valuable with age unlike many of these old trash who are uneducated and arrogant.

To these uneducated old trash, enjoy unemployment!
21st Feb 10 06:02

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Kathleen W

Sorry Digsy, I meant the poster below you - you must have been posting as I was typing!
20th Feb 10 06:02

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Kathleen W

To the poster immediately below. What a vile and nasty person you are; I would be ashamed to voice opinions like that but I suppose you have no sense of shame.

You think it is ok to taunt people who are frail or ill? You disgust me. You are the kind of person who would have been recruited as a concentration camp guard, a person who sees other members of the human race as "useless trash" and sub human, not for anything they have done or said but simply because they have become old.
20th Feb 10 06:02

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OLD PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE A PR

"Our grandchildren look up to us and realise that we are wise and know the answers to everything." you got to be kidding me. many of the older people here are dumb, illiterate, working at dead end jobs for decades, making 20% of the pay I make and are unable to even string together a proper sentence. the older people here don't even know how to use the computer, don't talk about the answer to basic common sense questions. many are rude vile and arrogant as well. useless trash.

well you are old, so accept that. you leak urine when u stand, you have got no strenght, you fall ill easily and you are just another pensioner and a liability to everyone else. you had your fun talking down to younger people, calling them kids etc, now enjoy the slow decay of brain tissue old as life seeps away day by day.
20th Feb 10 05:02

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Nichola

I am a young person, yes. but I am also disabled and therefore already face many of the indignities that some elderly people use to try and get special treatment. Infirmities are a fact of life, I have come to understand this. I have also come to understand that respect isn't a result of those infirmities, as some elderly people would prefer - but is a result of one's attitude. If one is a horrible person then no one will respect you, regardless of age or abilities. The problem for many old people is that they are dragged down by their peers - those elderly people who demand repect and yet do not give it back. Age should not be an excuse not to show others respect. You will be shown the respect that you show others, regardless of age. And as for the pity vote of being infirm, so am I! So don't ask me for pity - you will get more respect from me if you get on with it and overcome your difficulties rather than complaining about both them and the allowances that people fail to make for you bcause of them. I have met many cruel people in this world because of my disability, and many of them have been elderly. Perhaps you should look to them, those that give the elderly a bad name, before you come to the younger generations demandng respect and pity.
27th Jan 10 12:01

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Amal P Chacko

they do a have a crucial role to play in our lives...I was brought up by my grandmother...i will never forget the virtues that she has inculcated in me...i am a +2 student
25th Jan 10 07:01

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GM

One day if we are really lucky we will all get old ,how would you like to be treated when this happens, when you are young you can not imagine getting older ; but unfortunately unless you die it is definately going to happen and none of us know how old age will affect us ,I tread older people with respect , it is the way I was bought up It depends on the individual and I know a lot of older people that are still fun to be with and have more energy than some youngsters and I believe in what you give out will eventually get you back later on in life and if you have no respect for older people it will probably come back and haunt you later.
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Omotete

Old people are more like a mirror for me.I imagine how life would be a couple of years from now after the youthful vigour.They actually deserve our respect and attention.
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A

I dont know what to say. This is understood by everybody to respect your older generation especially parents. My two brothers have started abusing and beating up my parents only to please their own wives and in laws. They dot even let my sister visit them.
16th Nov 09 08:11

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Today I witnessed something that really melted my heart.A shrivelled old lady being led by the hand of her daughter.It touched me,thinking how amazingly we get to reverse our roles in life.child depended on parent and parent on child as we get older.So important it is that we guide and lead our children in the right direction coz they'll use whatever we thought them to lead and guide us till our very end. So.. repect for our children is as importantas respect for the elderly ..Respect goes a long long way..
16th Nov 09 01:11

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samantha j gibblin

old people have realy good feelingsonly because they are old
15th Sep 09 12:09

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emma

old people have feeling to only because they are old doesnt mean they cant do any think.
15th Sep 09 12:09

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shivvy

Of course they have feelings, they haven't always been old, they were young once but people often forget that. If you treat old people like rubbish then just wait till you get to their age and you find yourselves in their shoes. People should be more considerate.
7th Sep 09 12:09

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Elderly people might get more respect from younger generations if they in turn showed respect. But the majority of elderly folk I've had the misfortune to meet are rude, obnoxious and seem to think that they should be treated like royalty purely because of their age.

For instance, when I worked in a pharmacy I was constantly verbally abused by OAPs when asking them simple questions to determine which medication was suitable for them. I've also witnessed queue jumping, both in shops and on buses, by these citizens, not to mention the appalling behaviour of them when we're trying to maneouvre our 3 week old baby around the market in her buggy. One old lady actually rammed my partner's ankles (while he was pushing the buggy) with her wheelchair to make him get out of her way! And we're supposed to respect people like this?

Respect needs to be EARNED, regardless of age, gender, social status or anything else.
6th Sep 09 04:09

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grumpyoldwoman

Pardon?
michelll (?) if you could write your comment in English we might be able to understand you!
6th Sep 09 09:09

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michelll

I like these pag bcause saw all the true
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6th Sep 09 01:09

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I now care

hi I am doing a project on how to help the elderly and I just think it is crewl how they are treated by most people and now that I have found this out I am going to be kind and care for them now.
21st Aug 09 04:08

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Mark

vanisha you need to get that stuck keyboard sorted out. Try turning it upside down and giving it a good shake to get all the crumbs out.
13th Aug 09 01:08

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vanisha

do you think elder people are given due consideration??????????????? elder people should be respected because one day you people gona b old tooooooooo!!!!!!!! so take a great care4 zem....
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To all the people who read this, no matter what your age is. All I have to say is that Elder people deserves to be respected.As a teen now, My reasons for respecting them are because they have lived long enough in this world and they need love and respect at this age. We as well will become old one day. At that time, I bet most of us want to rest and be appreciated until we die. Imagine, how do you feel if you have grown old and people treat you like nothing but dust. So I hope those who read this comment understand why we should respect the elders
7th Aug 09 03:08

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bia

You have right we must respect and take care for the elderly people.
12th May 09 06:05

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simba

They deserve as much respect as every other age group in the population, no more, no less- we should respect all people unless they don't respect others themselves. Age discrimination is a bad thing whether it's positive or negative.
20th Apr 09 06:04

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grumpyoldwoman

nicola; you should probably get back to your schoolwork now or you won't be clever when you grow up!
30th Mar 09 12:03

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nicola eedle

I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people. I feel sorry for them, I love old people.
30th Mar 09 11:03

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Hammy : you probably wouldn't be here now typing away if it hadn't been for people like my father, who fought in WW2 to save us from German supremacy.

My father is now 87, bent with arthritis, in chronic pain the whole time, deaf as a post thanks to the gun mounted on his tank which was so loud that it damaged his ear drums permanently. He still has his marbles, but is doddery. Because he is physically slow, and you frequently have to repeat yourself, he would doubtless irritate a young blood like yourself. Are you saying you would not show my old father some respect, give him the time of day, open a door for him, offer him your seat on a crowded train?

Not all old people control the world ... look at Obama, he is comparatively young. I am struggling to think actually of a real old leader, aside from the Chinese.

My father has always shown the greatest respect to everyone ... whether they be working, middle or upper class. He fought for their freedom, and for your's, young Hammy, and that is just one of the reasons why old people are a special case for respect.
13th Feb 09 05:02

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There's good and bad in all age groups, the elderly, teenagers, men, women, children. We should respect our elders and everyone else too, but just because someone is old does not give them carte blanche to treat everyone else without respect and do as they wish. An elderly person is a young person grown old, I think to ignore the rude and inconsiderate ones just because they are old is patronising, it's like saying just because they are old we should ignore everything they are saying and that their views are obscelete. That's not right. If anyone, young, old or middle aged insults or upsets me I tell them, that is treating everyone the same.
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I dont see why old people are a special case for respect it is silly to say we should respect old people should we respect the old people who control this world who have power and control in society look at the mess this world is in greedy selfish war this world is pure evil and it is the same old people who ran it they have made a huge mess of this world eg caused war and let people die due to a lack of food and what about the old people who were police judges and government let these people suffer they are evil and dont deserve any respect they never showed any respect to the working class and poor so why now should they get respect know way it is there time to suffer
13th Feb 09 05:02

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joey

What are elderly lifestyle?
I really also hope more people could care for them.
I also don't want to be abandoned by my child when i'm old.
I also don't want to be hurt like that . we are all human beings.
11th Jan 09 09:01

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I love elderly people because they are kind..they always liked to help other people.. never say wrong things... but when the other people take micky out of them its nasty... :(
13th Dec 08 03:12

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Emma Babe's -x3

I think people that take the mick out of elderly people isnt fair, its Fpathetic, at the end of the day they fough tin the war for us so why the hassle?? emma'babes-x3
19th Nov 08 11:11

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won ton taylor

old people deserve as much respect as we give one another
10th Nov 08 10:11

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XxX Beth XxX

We Are Doing Work On Respect Your Elders At School. I Dont See Why They Should Be Treaated With Any Less Respect Than Everyone Els. I Think They Should Resive More Respect As They Are Alot Wiser Than Us!
5th Nov 08 09:11

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mona

I think elderly people are like small childern we should understand them with tender love & care so they will give more blessings to us & also we should never live them alone because they loves us, todays youngesters dont want elderly parents at home they feel shai but should feel shai they should proud of them.
27th Sep 08 06:09

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Danielle! xXx

I Think Elderly People Should Be Respected, I Went To An Old Folks Home For My Work Experience And It Was Great, Yeah Some Of Them Are Cheeky But They Like To Have A Laugh Aswell. Just Because There Old No-one Should Critisize Them. Old People DO Have Feelings And I Think You Should Take Thim Into Consideration. I Hope Everyone Realises This. My Gran Died But I Think If She Was Still Here She Woudl Love Me In Everyway. The Same Way As I Would Her.
26th Sep 08 12:09

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richo

people always seem to critize elderly people, why? they are human beings, same as us. have you ever wondered why they might critize us? well, i'll tell you a reason why, we are nothing like they used to be when they were younger.
most senior citizen's don't smell, some are fit and go running, dancing, to the gym, swimming ride a bike etc. so some of them don't take far too long to cross the road.
just think, we are going to be old, and we might critize teenagers, but just before you make fun out of the older people, just think how you would feel if that old person was you.
this is proper discrimination, please stop it, you could make an older person feel ill.
25th Sep 08 05:09

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sanilleyn

I think that elderly people are sometimes bias to teenagers but sometime folk are to them too.
12th Sep 08 02:09

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Love K xxxx

I think elderly people smell bad and should use perfume.

They take too long crossing roads and get scared far too easily.

Just Kidding. I wouldnae diss old folk coz my gran gives me cookies!!!!
12th Sep 08 02:09

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I think that elderly people should be given respect, because they are the ones that gave us the life and communities that we live in. So we should always give them respect. You wouldn't think of being angry at your gran or grandad for walkin slowly infront of you so why be angry at the elderly that aren't related to you? I would never be abusive to an elderly person and I think that it is a shame when I see people in the street barging past an elderly person. PLEASE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DO BEFORE YOU DO IT !!!!
12th Sep 08 02:09

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Anny ^-^

I think all elderly people has to be repected because they are our past and someday we are going to be like them.
9th Sep 08 05:09

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jojo

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4th Jul 08 07:07

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NIRANJANA MARIAN GEORGE

grandparents are always lovely.They never scold you,or beat you but instead they loves you.and thats the difference between your parents and grandparents
4th Jul 08 03:07

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NIRANJANA MARIAN GEORGE

Iam a +1 student.I love elderly people.There's so much that you can learn from them.I iike their presence,whether it's my grandparents or the old maid who comes to help us.Its thir presence and nothing else which makes me happy
4th Jul 08 03:07

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jaz

I worked in a residential home and I thought that they were such great people I went there on work experience and am really enjoying writing up about it for my coursework. the elderly are the same as anyone else and have feelings too . xx
17th Jun 08 10:06

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anonymous

Most of the old people I know play the "I am old therefore I cannot make this phone call / fill in this form / follow these instructions" card a little too often. I suppose it's ok in one way as they manage to get someone younger to do it for them; but surely if you give up trying to do these things for yourself it speeds up your mental decline?
It also severely reduces any respect the younger generations have for them as it hardly makes them seem like the fountains of wisdom they are supposed to be.
16th Jun 08 03:06

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kids

your so dump old people are nice and one day you will be old
13th Jun 08 12:06

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dozie

I hate to see people making fun of the elderly, it's just not nice, and just think, that's some bodies grandma.
19th May 08 07:05

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Dozie

damn straight you are. Keep on living, keep on living, old people are great!
19th May 08 07:05

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xoxo marie

I agree 100% The elder have been here much longer than we have. They are the ones who created the world we live in today, I Respect that.
24th Apr 08 04:04

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santos

I will have to agree with the writers on "Elderly poeple have feelings too". I am writing a paper on elderly people and how they are being disrespected in the society. I have almost thesame pont like the writer does and this little information here realy helped to make my point clear. I think elderly people really deserve more than what is being offered to them. especially the young people, they need to look back and think, or wear thesame shoes.
21st Apr 08 04:04

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glITch

old people can't just be stereotyped into one comment, because they are not all the same. They have variety, too, like everyone else. Some are horrible old hags who have goes at kids for stuff, like that witch down my road, and some, like my nana, are very kind and considerate.
12th Mar 08 01:03

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maggie_23

For me, these old people need respect and caring just as we do. Just imagine that you and I will reach that age too, we also want to be treated well. So do unto others what you want others to do unto you.
22nd Jan 08 05:01

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Handyman

Having read all the comments on this gripe and all the other gripes regarding the elderly, I have come to the conclusion that the most disrespectful,and bigotted comments come from, younastycheapskateyou.He is obviously full of his own importance as well as hot air and showes no respect whatsoever for his own parents,he must have an ego the size of his head.
Get a life,live and let live..
11th Dec 07 10:12

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sara

Oh god this is a bit hard!! I think we shouldn’t label them as the “Elderly” because everyone is different and if we just see them as group of people…. we would think them same about every single one of them.
Some of them are quiet rude, some are very slow, some think we owe them things, some of them are quiet chatty and some are very nice and kind. But again we are all different and some young people could have these in them too. So please… please… and again please don’t think of them as a groups of people see them as individuals…
26th Nov 07 11:11

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Sez-

Some people do not think of elderly people as anything other than another ordinary person walking down the road.
But if you imagine that they were your relation, whether it be your Nan, Grandad or Aunt, it would totally change your opinion of them.

Just think, even though it is not your elderly relation holding you up in the bus queue, it is someone elses!
14th Nov 07 07:11

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Zohreh

I do respect old pepole and will try to get along with them,because I hope I will be treat like this

when I get old in the future.
5th Nov 07 05:11

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desert man

the elderly people are sources of history we should treat them as better as we can
3rd Nov 07 08:11

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Mina - Argentina

I'm conducting a small research to show how elderly people live in retirement homes in my city. I think they deserve to be treated with respect and hopefully the results I get will help other people realise how little we value them.
12th Sep 07 07:09

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sambuca

old people are absolute LEGENDS love them!!!! yea so dont really have much more to say lol!!!!
I would love a nan like NANA MOON off eastenders!!!!!!
7th Sep 07 02:09

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Frstsg

And half of them get shoved into an old folks home where they have little to look forward to except death. Get a clue.
21st Aug 07 09:08

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Poor poor old people so hard done by. My gripe is the elderly. They are the biggest group of wingers I have ever come across and I meet a few on a daily basis.

They never say please or thank you, moan whether the weather is too hot or cold, they will not queue for anything or anybody. (forgetting that the rest of us actually work and are on our lunch break trying to get cash out of the cashpoint).

They think they are all hard done by on the NHS (try getting any medical treatment abroad without paying through the nose for it).

They get a fantastic pension, cheap housing (nice to grow up with cheap mortgages when only one half of a couple had to work).

They have huge appetites- just a small portion for me they say... always managing to finish everything on their pension specials lunch.

They get free public transport, a nice tidy sum from the government for fuel when they just spend it on themselves for Christmas.

They are the luckiest group of people about yet they moan about everything.
21st Aug 07 12:08

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Anonymous

My gripe is the way the elderly are treated. The abuse to the elderly is worst now then ever.

I live in a house that's been converted into six flats and all of the people living there are elderly people, I am the youngster of them at sixty, Friday and Saturday nights are the worst time
as the young kids come out of pubs and clubs drunk as skunks, throwing chips, kebab's at the windows frightening people who live here.

We are to afraid to confront them, and the police say they done no damage of harm there is little they can do. I dint mind them enjoying themselvesm but leave innocent people alone.
21st Aug 07 12:08

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SuperBambinoCattivo

I have always been fascinated by elderly people. As a child and then a teenager I could sit and listen to their stories for hours.

My respect for elderly people and children is immense and I get easily upset when someone is rude or inconsiderate with them.

I was educated so and I do not intend to change as I feel it is the way forward. But showing respect is not enough, one has to care. I often stop and talk to elderly people I know, and not because "I have to do it" but because I truly enjoy it. I believe that love for elderly people and children of ANY nationality is inborne in us and all we need to do is to re-awaken this impulse in others.

Best regards,
SuperBambinoCattivo
9th Jun 07 03:06

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Old people have feelings. Of course they do, But lets not forget the natual divide. When one passes a certain age, usually around 50 to 60, things happen. Years have passed, experience gained, clubbing stopped, and a different perspection on life takes hold.
Young 18 year olds are surely not expected to show any understanding for the elderly. They should respect them, but respect is only taught by their parents. Lets think back to when we were that age, what did we think of the elderly, how understanding were we, did we have time to think about their need and desires. I certainly didn't.
Perhaps the elderly should try to understand the young people, try to associate, talk to them, get involved with them. A lot of elderly folk think very little of the young, they have no time for them. The young often are thought of as hooligans, most are not. How on earth can we narrow this divide. I have no idea.
30th May 07 09:05

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-angel

Can I talk to whoever wrote this article as soon as possible. I am doing a thesis on how the elderly should be more respected. thank you.
9th May 07 06:05

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Sam

I did and it was brothals and stuff like that! And the rest (most of the time) is pointless arguing for the sake of arguing.
28th Oct 06 05:10

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Attila the Mum

If you're referring to me, Sam, I think you need to read a few more of my posts!
24th Oct 06 12:10

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Sam

You yourself are being STROPPY by complaining all the time on this site arent you? Think about it.
17th Oct 06 05:10

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Hello - always have my ear to the ground so to speak... Well as much as possible bearning in mind the number of pages and sites I have to maintain these days!

Someone mentioned "edit" button? As you know, in the interests of free and anonymous speech (which has it's own issues I fear, but I have observed many more people leave comments - some not so helpful but isn't that what a moderator is for!) Anyway, we don't require a login so it would make it more difficult to go back and edit your own posts. As compromise - how would a "preview" button do instead possibly along with an interactive spell check tool?

Thoughts and comments on that to gripemaster@weeklygripe.co.uk
12th Oct 06 12:10

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Attila the Mum

Hi everyone. Sorry - the brothel's been keeping me very busy! ;-)
Sam, I think you're right about teenagers. My only problem is that sometimes they're so STROPPY I just want to give them a clip round the ear (even though I'm only 32 myself and most of them are bigger than me!)
11th Oct 06 11:10

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I dont think annayone here dissrespects elderly people. But some people who are on this one have been insulting or "slagging" off teenagers(wont mention anynames). Cant we all learn to get along well. I get on fine with my kids and they are turning out ok. Maybe its our (the parents) fault if they turn out bad. Remember if they respect us now they will respect us when were elderly.
10th Oct 06 12:10

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Morgaine

Now here's a surprise for you - I still can't type either :)
6th Oct 06 02:10

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Morgaine

LOL - maybe Attila's sending me pictures from her brothel :)
Look on the bright side - at least we never went off the rails to that extent!
I have had a couple of disputes with Sad Slapper as I think it's all very well to say people's ppor upbringing leads them to act in this way, but I refuse to accept this is a justification for bullying and hurting the defenceless. But as you say, she's never acted like this before.
Unless, of course, someone else is using Sad Slapper's name, as well as ours ?!?

Aren't there a lot of bored people out there :D
6th Oct 06 02:10

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Sandra

Oh I mean "that way" not "that was". I wish there was an edit button!!Well, I am only typing with 2 fingers as I never learned to type.
6th Oct 06 12:10

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Oh Morgaine, you were only downloading porn!!Slapper had repeated all your input, below, and embellished it!! Oh yes, and you said you hated me and didn't know why I lived!! Luckily,after the input on the other thread, I realised straight away who was mischief making and asked Admin to remove it all. Hence my request to have her blocked. I don't know why she became that was as her input had been quite sensible, apart from thinking there was an excuse for youngsters to beat older people up. Maybe you noticed her remarks have also been removed from other threads.?
6th Oct 06 12:10

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Hi Sandra, Attila, Bob,
Wow, how did I miss all that from Sad Slapper? If Attila's running a brothel, I dread to think what she's accused me of :)
Nice to se there's still some sensible people on here.
6th Oct 06 11:10

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Sandra

If you click on "Thugs that killed an old lady" at the top of this 'page', Bob, you will see that the same thing happened to me! Well at least we seem to have seen the last of her. If people don't like this site, why use it???
6th Oct 06 07:10

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Bob,

Thanks I won't.It seems the administrator has taken the comments out after I complained but left the replies in which makes the thread seem a bit stupid but at least her comments have gone.
4th Oct 06 08:10

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Sandra

Yes, I was just going to mention that, Bob. I checked the 'ringtones' thread and see you have been talking to yourself :-). If you allow people like that to drive you from a site...then they have won! Don't let it happen.
4th Oct 06 07:10

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Bob,

I think Sad Slapper has slapped herself out of existance.A lot of her silly comments have suddenly vanished.Good thing too.
4th Oct 06 07:10

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Bob,

I'll let you know if I get mugged or killed Sam.It hasn't happened yet. LoL
4th Oct 06 07:10

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Bob,

Sam, I agree with you we all live on the same planet and should be respectfull of each others feelings.I am a sixty one year old who works with secondary school kids in class.They respect me and are well mannered and thoughtfull.In return I treat them as young adults and try and give them the benefit of my educational and emotional experience when they need it.I don't treat them as kids, they don't treat me as an old man.
4th Oct 06 07:10

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Bob,

Sad Slapper's still about.You should check the ringtones thread and her comments about spelling and how she and another person enjoy taking the mickey out of people who post on here.She's not the only one either,there are some kids being very abusive on one of the smoking threads that I have complained about and I have also had my name used.
I am thinking of going elsewhere but it is such a pity as it is nice to have intelligent moans with other people who have a high number of brain cells between their ears insted of the maximum one or two that the idiots who make mischief on this site have.
4th Oct 06 06:10

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Sam

I think that elderly people should have more respect I respect them. But they should respect other people too. they were younge once. Nobodey respects teenagers annymor because they think that they will mug or kill them.
4th Oct 06 06:10

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Sandra

I hadn't thought of that Attila! There was a lot of input using other people's nick names. It started on the "Thugs that killed an Old Lady" thread. Only my input is left there now. We were having a sensible debate but then she started entering nasty things and signing my name to them, so I dropped out of the debate and Slapper moved to other threads. Its such a pity really.
4th Oct 06 07:10

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Attila the Mum

A brothel? If only - then I wouldn't be so skint! LOL
Do you think Slapper had quaffed a few too many Alcopops at the Frog and Firkin?
3rd Oct 06 11:10

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Sandra

Well Attila you missed a few items- 2 of them supposedly written by Morgaine and by me and one by you, and on the council house item she said, using your name, that you were running a brothel amongst other things!! There was a lot of it, put on here on Saturday night and none of it complimentary to any of us! Admin has now removed it all.
3rd Oct 06 03:10

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Attila the Mum

Thanks Sandra, it's nice to be back - although I still don't have as much time on my hands as I'd like!

Sounds like I missed something scandalous with Sad Slapper!?
3rd Oct 06 01:10

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White Van Woman

Admin. I would be much obliged if you would remove all the last items, which you know, as well as we do, are being put here by "A Sad Slapper". Maybe it would be better for everyone else if her input is blocked entirely??
1st Oct 06 08:10

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Sandra

Hi Attila. Good to have you back. I wondered where you had been :-). Hope you are enjoying your new home (apart from the cat's biz!)
30th Sep 06 06:09

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Attila the Mum

Hi Morgaine and Sandra. I've just finished catching up (I've been offline for 3 weeks) and it's so nice to see you two making up! Tissues all round! LOL
29th Sep 06 11:09

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Morgaine

Hey Sandra,

Don't worry about it, we all get a little carried away and misunderstand each other sometimes. I wasn't very nice either. Just glad we cleared the air.

Will pass no the animal message, I've noticed a lot of people get misquoted on here, or tagged with the wrong post. I'm glad you like horses, I am a little biased, both mine are rescue horses (I do work for a welfare group in my spare time). My boy has come round to nice manners after a year with me, but the little pony still nips on occasion (although he's getting better) - when people haven't been nice to horses they can be a bit strange - like to show you they're the boss in case you try to hurt them I think. Mine knocked me on my bum a couple of times when I first got him. I bet the one you helped was grateful for the water even if he did bite you :)
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I know you weren't being patronising , Morgaine..that was just me venting my spleen- sorry. Just didn't stop to think how my words would affect! But I'd be most obliged if you could let people know that I don't really advocate torturing animals- quite the opposite in fact , if you re-read my posting on the "Charities" page. I love all animals, unconditionally-even when my reward for supplying water to someone else's horses is a bite on the shoulder! that was from Appleby.Sorry I hurt you. Just got too worked up. Didn't stop to think.
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Morgaine

Hey Sandra,

Cool :)

Having read that, even more than we both think.

My stepfather is from the Far East and thinks women should be either decorative or useful - no other purpose. Having had this shoved in my face when I was younger, I took a raving feminist stance - hence I am absolutely useless at anything domestic, but I drive and ride my bike to keep up with the guys - got into IT because it was perceived as a man's world etc - do my own mechanics, labour for my husband like you did with the building - etc etc. You get the idea.
So if I do come across as a bit smug, it's not because I think anyone who isn't a director isn't as good as me, but because I like certain smug stepfathers to have to shut up. Although he does still rag me about not having a degree - grrrrr!
You sound like my mother-in-law, who I get on absolutely great with - my mum is really mumsy so it was a bit if a shock at first having a mum-in-law I could have a giggle with like a mate - but I wouldn't swap her!

I have no intention of ever growing old gracefully, if I can help it - I'm still 35 going on 19 (apart from when I put on my "business" head to impress the clients :)

Hey, temper I get - my dad's Scottish, mum's dad's Welsh - I am a little fiery myself on occasion. But you guessed that :)
13th Sep 06 12:09

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Oh that should be 'second husband'... where's that edit button??!!
12th Sep 06 03:09

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White Van Woman

Actually , Morgaine, you and I have more in common than you might think- although 30 years separates us. I was a rocker/teddygirl in my teen years (my niece was a Goth), I have motorbike entitlement and rode a bike to work (admittedly a 'nifty fifty'), until a taxi driver knocked me off it (my fault- coming down the middle of 2 rows of traffic on the dual) and broke my leg ligaments.....months in plaster. I haven't been on a bike since. Oh and BTW , I don't drive the motorhome- My hubby won't let me drive while he is in a vehicle. I styled myself "White Van Woman" as I drove like the men- you had to...the boss didn't expect us ladies to take longer on the routes! But no-one would get in a car with me after!! Now I have retired I have finally got a clean licence and intend to keep it :-). I got pregnant, got married (thats what you did in those days) , did up many houses- me doing the labouring and hubby doing the building. Then I decided I'd had enough of the marriage. Got divorced but still managed to bring up my son well, I think .Now I am with my secong husband and we are happy. My son is married and they have a little boy of 14 months. He has the face of an angel- but is already a handful! But I love him dearly, and my son and daughter-in-law- who had a purple fit, I think, when she first met me and saw the blonde hair and make-up :-) but I think she's got used to me now and knows I'm OK deep down- though I still have a bit of a temper , I'm afraid :-(. Well one thing- atleast I taught myself to use a computer- which is more than my sister did!
12th Sep 06 03:09

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Hi White Van Lady,

Your dad sounds like my stepdad. I think it's awful when parents do that. Fortunately we're proof you don't need a degree to get on perfectly well :)

*Shake*
12th Sep 06 02:09

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White Van Woman

Oh and BTW my elder sister has degree and my father rammed it down my throat for years. It makes me a bit touchy on the subject :-(
12th Sep 06 01:09

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White Van Woman

OK Morgaine, we'll shake on that and bury our differences :-)
12th Sep 06 01:09

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Morgaine

For goodness sake I have spelled "enough" wrong again. Have you jinxed my keyboard? :)

This site needs an "edit" button :)
12th Sep 06 09:09

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Morgaine

White Van Lady, I agree totally - I'm still not quite sure why we're arguing?

For the record, I judge everyone by what they are like as a person - I don't think a company director is any better than (or different to) anyone else. We're all good at different things. Just because I'm proud of my own achievements does not mean I look down on people who have achieved in different areas.

Just for the record, I don't have a degree myself.

To get back on thread, my comments about the elderly were in no way meant to be patronising. My nan and grandad played a big part in my upbringing and I had the greatest respect for them. I do not feel that elderly people get anough consideration in society.

You're right, a lot of retired people probably are fitter than me - I'm a smoker who spends 12 hours a day at my computer! But when people get really old and frail, in their eighties or nineties say, I think society needs to do more to ensure their welfare.
12th Sep 06 09:09

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White Van Woman

Attila, I have nothing against Company directors- still trying to push my hubby in that direction ;-). I just meant that we can't run a country with all chiefs and no indians.... and by the same token we can't run a country with all indians and no chiefs!
9th Sep 06 07:09

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Morgaine

No, you'll just go and post comments all over the threads where I have asked you to stop spouting your venom or I will report you. You are so up yourself it's not true.

People like you really disgust me. I bet you were a spiteful bully at school. You're still trying to be one now. Doesn't work on adults though.
7th Sep 06 12:09

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Mad Old Bat :-) :-) :-)

Hi Attila. Thank you for your kind words. I won't comment on the rest of the postings here. I promised you didn't I?:-)
7th Sep 06 12:09

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Morgaine

Hi Attila,

Well I have tried to agree to disagree as is my usual way - however she seems to have got it into her head that I'm an up-myself b*tch that thinks nobody's intelligent unless they have a degree (my friends thought that was hysterical, which helped me see the funny side a bit - especially as I don't have a degree myself).

I have to disagree that she's intelligent - she's called me some pretty vicious names without sound reason for such prejudice, and if you write something to refute her arguments, she won't answer them, she just insults you. I just don't have time for people like that. I really do think she's a nasty piece of work.

I have tried ignoring her as she would not agree to disagree - this is what led to the stalker campaign. Sarcasm and conciliation also having failed (if I'm sarcastic I'm conceited, if I'm conciliatory I'm patronising, apparently) I really don't see any choice but to report her if she carries on.

As you know I enjoy a good debate, but I really don't like malicious people, and I don't think it's fair on the people posting threads if she keeps hijacking them to do the spiteful b*tching thing.

You're okay, I quite enjoy talking to New Age Counsellors :)
7th Sep 06 10:09

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Attila the Mum

Morgaine, I have just read some of your other posts so I've seen your comments about Admin. White Van Woman, I've only got GCSEs and it didn't do me any harm - in fact I married a Company Director! LOL

You are both intelligent ladies and as far as I can tell both speak a lot of sense. The world would be a very boring place if we all thought the same way, but it's a shame to see you arguing - is there any way you can agree to overlook your differences? (Apologies if I sound like a New Age counsellor - I can assure you I'm not!)
7th Sep 06 09:09

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Morgaine

I have also been trying to work out if she's the same "animal lover" that tried to tell us on another post that dogs and cats should be tortured to death.
7th Sep 06 09:09

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Morgaine

Hi Attila, how's things?

It's some mad old bat retired white van lady who was posting on a thread about slow drivers, she is very proud of the fact that she has a nice slow camper van that holds people up, so we got into a little argument.
She took exception to my comments that people in slow vehicles should pull over. Then when she had pulled that particular debate down to the point of mudslinging and I declined to continue it, she seems to have spent the past week going through everything I have ever posted on, hijacking the thread to call me names.

She thinks I am a braggart because having read all my threads she knows I have my own company, sports car, bike and horses.
I find it a little scary that she's this fixated - I think she's maybe a stalker.

As somebody who was hospitalised by my stepfather aged 9, I also find it offensive that she thinks my mum should have battered me to stop me being proud of my achievements.

I can't tell you who she is because she posts everything under a different name - usually somethnig related to being a pensioner or granny. I think maybe she's a bit senile.

I have told her I'll report her to the site admin if she keeps hijacking everyone's threads to spout her childish malice, so hopefully she'll go away.
7th Sep 06 09:09

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White van woman (retired)/ani

Sorry Attila :-). My bit of revenge for the "braggart" spelling comment. Of course I saw it as soon as I had clicked on the "add comment" button..but you can't retrieve these things. I thought that for a 'white van driver' having left school at 16, I was not doing too badly. But it seems there is always some-one who thinks they are superior to everyone else! Personally I think people confuse intelligence with education. If everyone wanted to get a degree and be a director this country would soon be brought to its knees! No more now I promise;-)).
2nd Sep 06 08:09

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Attila the Mum

Do I sense a bit of a Morgaine backlash here? What's going on?
1st Sep 06 10:09

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Retiree

It is 'enough' dear not 'anough'. You really should learn to spell.
1st Sep 06 09:09

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Young pensioner

Yes, yes, Morgaine. Pat them on the head and give them a sweet. How patronising can you get ?!!! Most pensioners are probably fitter than you are!
31st Aug 06 01:08

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Morgaine

I think elderly people get things really tough. They're generally lovely. They have anough to cope with in the form of the complete lack of help from the government and any age-related illnesses, without us treating them badly.
We'll all be old one day.
24th Aug 06 09:08

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A Nearly Pensioner.

I think that younger people look at older people and it makes them feel vulnarable.Younger people tend to think they are immortal and will be the same in 50-60 years time as they are now and looking at older people makes them think that's me when I get older.
I also think the same happens in reverse, older people see younger people as the person they once were.

But we all have to live in society and must have mutual respect in both directions.The elderly have a lot of experience they can pass on and the young can help with their youthfull exhuberance.
I manage to respect both most times allthough there can be intolerance on both sides.
24th Aug 06 09:08

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anji

“I believe elderly people are important in the modern world, they help us in our choices in life, teach us about wars and the lives they used to live. They remind us how everything we have is a gift and not to take it for granted. The elderly are very important in the running of our countries and they teach us valuable lessons in life. But most of all they give the most incredible, heart warming hugs ”
24th Aug 06 03:08

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Emi-lou

I pesronally think that the old should get every bit of respect. afterall they have been throught so much than we have. we get is so easy these days thats why you get younger people with no respect or sense of well begin. so old should get the respect that deserve.
7th Aug 06 05:08

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lovemyjob

I have been working In a care home for 1yr now and I never thought the eldery would be so down and unhappy. I thought at that age you could just site back and take It easy but there not. When do family come and vist them once maby twice a week. But there are stuck In all day and I dont think that It should be like that. My job Is brilliant and I am only 18 but I like to make them happy have a chat and a giggle and If you spend five miniutes with each client you make them happy and they have a smile on there face for the rest of the day because you take five miniutes of you time to takle to them! Elderly people should be respected as much as anyone else!
17th Jul 06 11:07

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Welshgirl

It brakes my heart to think of the disrespect the elderly have to pit up with, from, I'm sad to say, people from my generation! I'm only 25 years of age but because of the generations that came before us I actually learned something about respect and manners, if I was left to learn by example of some of the people my age I fear I'd be a far more disrespectful, rude person! I lost my granparents some years back now and I couldn't have wished for better mentors in life! I have the upmost respect for the elder generation and think other people should realise that age eventually catches up with all of us! Would we want to be treated so badly in our twighlight years?
13th Jul 06 04:07

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Sheri

How do you want to be treated when you get old? Do you want to be forgotten in some nursing home? Or an inconvenience in the home of a child?
Of course you want to be treated with respect and not punished or neglected for managing to live so long.
Working with the elderly in an assisted living facility, I was appalled by the way the Administrator treated the residents. She, on three different occasions that I witnessed, repremanded a resident in the dining room in front of everyone. I lost respect for her and during my leaving I told her just what I thought about the way she treated these people and she actually tried to justify it...."There is no justification" and I walked out.
Respect your elders, period.
21st Jun 06 12:06

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War baby

Just remember all of you, people who are in their 80s now lived through the last World war. They made great sacrifices and lost many loved ones to keep this country free for all who came after. For this reason alone ,if no other, they demand your respect.
13th Jun 06 12:06

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kh08 05/09/2006 11.16 P.M

I think that old people should have respect and not feel scared of anything a all. they work all they life when they get old they should feel save in they home
9th May 06 11:05

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old people suck

getting old isnt such a bad thing its just another step closer to heaven and experenceing huge hot dogs and all the pears you can eat and the big giant peach
3rd May 06 04:05

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dat chick fushia

old people (elderly) is just like any other human beings. They are just older and have experienced more in life.
24th Apr 06 04:04

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badger

Oled people are great don't knock them. Everyone will become an old person one day so you are insulting yourself.
17th Apr 06 10:04

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TuTu

REMEMBER - Old age comes to everybody!!!
Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself - WHEN YOU GET OLD!!
8th Apr 06 11:04

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Nikki

honeyx: you have answered your own question by posing the question in the first place. If you have to ask why should you give up your seat so that 2 elderly people can sit together, then there is no hope for you.
22nd Mar 06 10:03

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michael caine

Being old in a young society must be very frustrating and depressing, they should be given every consideration, and you often find that just a smile their way, or 'lovely weather isnt it?' comment, makes them feel rather like they used to be when good old fashioned manners, pleasantness, and a sense of community were present.
15th Mar 06 04:03

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polo man

old people are old but they should be treated with the same respect.But there live are near the end yes they are old but they have lved a full life
9th Mar 06 08:03

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honeyx

I was on a packed bus once some old lady got on came up to me and just looked at me, so I got up to let her sit down then she ushered her mate along to sit in the seat next to her. I wouldnt have minded but there where a few spare seats dotted around, Why should I have moved just so they could sit next to each other old folk are worse than teenagers sometimes no respect for them at all.
2nd Mar 06 03:03

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Emma x

I disagree as I believe that old people do have the right to be respected its not just about whos lived the longest its about how they have changed the world...what they have seen, who they have loved, where they have been, old people are very interesting and they have a lot more manners that we do nowadays. And if there are any sad old people its because they have to live in a world with people that dont show them any respect.

We should look up to the elderly as they have seen what you may never see and they have experienced what you may never experience!
30th Jan 06 03:01

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Sarah

You have to respect eldery people.And help them when they ask you for it
5th Jan 06 11:01

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Lamar Cole

Love can still be the sunrise in the twilight of a person's life.
1st Jan 06 03:01

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aspi

If you don't show respect then don't expect any yourself, it's a two way thing.
23rd Dec 05 02:12

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dave aged 7

I tink old peeple is really great, they know lots of fings and have paid for my school educastion threw taxes. now they are old and worn out tehy shuld be treteed wiv care and respekt. they get misrable otherwise.
23rd Dec 05 01:12

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Zoe

I don't see why being old automatically warrants respect. Old people are just like everyone else, some are decent people, some are a waste of space.
I will give up my seat to the elderly on public transport. However, I'm not amused when some old person thinks they can elbow me to take my turn in the queue without as much as a 'sorry' or 'excuse me'.
22nd Dec 05 10:12

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britishboy

I didn't need to do a project to arrive at that conclusion!
30th Nov 05 11:11

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yazz84

I have been doing a project about the elderly for the last 3months and have come to a decision that old people are treated really badly. We need to come together and show them respect and that we do care about them.
30th Nov 05 06:11

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British Boy

Have you not considered that all those who lie in the graveyard were once young, living, breathing and full of life..look closer still and you will see your own name carved on a tomb stone.
I grow old... I grow old...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not thing they will sing to me.
The Love song of J.Alfred Prufrock.
TS Elliot
21st Nov 05 10:11

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Tiagia

I wouled like some sad old people
16th Nov 05 08:11

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Joanne Age 67

I am looking for a website which addresses the difficulties of caring for an elderly parent who did her best to care for her family but, as one of her seven younger siblings noted, "She shoots from the hip" She said what she thought, like it or not, but don't dare challenge her. Four years after her death I am asking myself if I just did not know how to handle the difficulties. And believe me, family members involved did not do any better. In other words, how could I have "become the parent" at that point. No matter what, Mother was going to win.
14th Nov 05 06:11

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ope I don't get old, but

Yeah. . . I said it! yes you are right, old people should behave and show respect for others, as we are all expected to do, but they shouldn't be treated badly just because they are old. You also have to be patient with them. Some are 'doddery' and slow because they have health problems or can't think quickly enough. Just be patient with them. If they are rude, then yes, treat them with indifference.
6th Nov 05 10:11

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Lahai

I suppose old people are they same as us, because they are old that is why people don't respect. But old people are experience, they are intelligent and they the know the difference between good and bad. I think they should be respected in the sociaty.
19th Oct 05 01:10

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Candidate for old peoples righ

Don't forget, most of those elderly people have worked and payed taxes to pay for our health and education and well being, not to mention child benefit and other benefits for us to survive. Of course they should be respected in their old age, You will be old one day and will be glad of a helping hand. A lot of people are not earning enough to save enough to pay for living allowences when they get old. These people are too proud to ask for benefits,so have to rough it, while paying council taxes they cannot afford.
8th Oct 05 04:10

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God

I will kill you if you think bad of elderly people.
6th Oct 05 10:10

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Anthony Michael Hall

Go f_c< yourself
6th Sep 05 04:09

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David Hasselhoff

Oh my god! Elderly people don't have feelings. Scientists recently revealed that around the age of 20 most humans lose any emotions. How erotic!
2nd Jul 05 05:07

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mairtin

Of course eldery people have feelings too? Who said they didn't! Are there people that think you don't have feelings? Who are they? How do you know what they think? I love talking to eldery people about their lives, and have the greatest respect for them.
26th Jun 05 02:06

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Dave

"my imaginary god is better than yours" - Absolutely fantastic, can I please quote that. I think that it really says it all. People lean way too much on religion I think
10th Jun 05 01:06

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my imaginary god is better tha

We have a passion for the torture and murder of our own species. No other species on this planet behaves in this manner save us, the "superior ones". To expect anything less from humanity is just plain silly, lacks perspective and is a general waste of your time.
28th May 05 11:05

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chris-maury

I am doing a paper about Edlerly People. Any feed back about the difference of how elderly people live in the past and today?
25th May 05 11:05

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Villa725@hotmail.com

I am thinking on making my career specialize in working with Ederly adults, because they are special and need Love.
19th May 05 07:05

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Godless Communist

In general I do respect the elderly, but it is often the case that they are disrespectful to the young. Twice I have stood in a bus queue, only for some pensioner to push past me as if I were not there. To add insult to injury one of the ignoramuses started smoking a fag in my face, for the love of Peter!
19th May 05 08:05

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Livvy

Why do people always think that elderly people are stupid and easy to tell what to do? Why do thugs target vulnerable elderly people who have served our society for generations and have to pay with their pride and sometimes even their lives!!!
15th May 05 05:05

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Nikki

Well said 13 year old!

You have a wise head on your shoulders - and can spell and understand about punctuation - both of which seem to be sadly missing from today's education system.

Well done!
9th May 05 07:05

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Me

I have nothing against the elderly. In fact I think they do well with the way they are managing to keep up with this fast paced society we live in these days.

But I do think the term "OAP" is a bit cruel - It's like reminding them 3 times....

Old Aged Pensioner!!

:-)
8th May 05 07:05

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13 yr. old

Mr. Esquire, I am so sure you own a multi- million dollar web corporation, when you cannot even spell the word "corporation" correctly. and it is Pete's sake not Petes sake. And old people do have feelings! show more respect. Without them, your parents would not be here, and neither would you.
5th May 05 05:05

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Bless - 13 years old

I think the elderly are the wiser people of our society, they have seen things youths have never even thought of and they are helping raise the children, who I might add are the future...so without them our world would be nothing but hooligans and people with no respect!!!
4th May 05 12:05

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Amy

The only reason why they could be moany is because every one complains about what they do there right we are going to grow old what is the fuss bout.
4th May 05 12:05

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bless

omg so true it is true that elderly need respect and understanding!
4th May 05 12:05

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Mr. Esquire

In my multimillion web corperation Chiser, we have a cleaner named Doris Henderson. she has never actually shown any signs of having any feelings, she beat my senior server admin to death with a mop for Petes sake.
25th Apr 05 11:04

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Ted "perverted and stuff&

Whos the lady in the picture? Does anyone have her phone number?

She looks like a babe, I bet shes a monster in bed!
25th Apr 05 11:04

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jdt

ps who wants to learn german anyway
24th Apr 05 10:04

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jdt

Respect the elderly,"thay have seen things you will never see" listen too them ,learn from them,but above all respect them for one day you will be them.
24th Apr 05 10:04

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Austalia

Ich bin in deutche klasse. Ihr sind alle Heslich. Aufwiedersehen
22nd Apr 05 03:04

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bigslice

hi 2 everyone I thought that this would be a good time to say "treat people how you want to be treated". Would you like it if youths called abuse and tormented you when you are old.
Answer to this is no, you wouldn't.
20th Apr 05 08:04

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Nikki

Hear hear to nom de guerre! I was fed up looking at that girl's nether regions!

One sad fact of life is that we ALL grow old. And those people who don't treat old people with respect will as sure as eggs are eggs get a taste of their own medicine, unless they are unfortunate enough to die young.

Anyone who abuses the old or the young - in other words, the defenceless - is the scum of the earth.
20th Apr 05 07:04

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nom de guerre

I do feel that elderly people are not valued at all in our society. A prevalent attitude towards them is that they've lived their life, served their purpose and are no longer of any use. That's why I feel Shipman wasn't demonised in the same way people who kill young people are, because we don't value elderly lives with the same significance as younger generations, which is sad.

And thanks for removing that godawful underwear discussion so quickly.
19th Apr 05 06:04

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First Person Here

Hi! I am the first person here to read this!
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