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12-12-12 Yay!

Just HAD to type a journal today!

And there's even some info: In addition to all the problems I had with my weekend journey, I had a rather pleasent experience too. On my flight home, I was seated next to an elderly (read: reeeealy elderly) couple who I already noticed on the airport because he was being brought to the plane in a wheelchair. I thought: "Oh my, how am I going to handle that?" - but much to my surprise the lady behaved all but "stereotypical old" and was making some friendly comments and remarks after I helped her turn on the air conditioning (she was a bit too short to reach). Very friendly and kind woman indeed. Later I found out that the airline in fact had them on a special ticket because they were off to their honeymoon - for their golden wedding anniversary! They were going to either Bangkok or Hong Kong - I forgot which. Honestly if I'm ever that old and STILL that active and alert... wow!

I sure hope they have a wonderful time in whatever city they were going to.

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henriekeg
Dec. 12th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Just wondering- what kind of 'stereotypical old' behaviour did you expect, that it would be hard to handle? I generally like being around elderly, since they're often more kind and less rushed than younger people.
atkelar
Dec. 12th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I did enjoy *that* kind of behavior of course. But around here, most of the elderly people one meets are grumpy and self-centered all the time. Also they consider themself to be gods gift to the world and "those young people don't know anything" attitude. That's what I consider "stereotypical old people". You know, the "Get off my lawn!" kind.
I know that the majority isn't like that, but whenever I have to be close to elderly people, I brace myself and mentally prepare for the worst :D
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