"Ugh, I hate old people!" Or anything like that, pisses me off.
I hate when people try to defend anything by saying, "but old people are all rude and cranky." Not all elderly people are rude and cranky. Just as many middle aged and young people are fucking rude, cranky and whiny, too. Also, you have no idea what a person you don't know has gone through in their life. You have no clue if they're normally that cranky or if they're having a bad day. You don't know that they're dog or favorite goldfish didn't die. You don't know that person or anything about them. Sure, that doesn't give them an excuse to be a dick to someone they don't even know but don't assume you know them, either. I also don't get why a stranger being rude to you will fuck up your whole day or half your day. Whatever. I get annoyed with rude people. I'm rather polite and rude people no matter what age piss me off. For about 1 minute or less and then I'm over it. If you choose to hold on to it and let yourself be in a bad mood over it, that's your choice to let a stranger you're not likely to see again have that kind of power of you.
I also HATE seeing and/or hearing people complain about old people just because they're *gasp* not young anymore. An elderly person in line at a store maybe taking too long to get their money or card ready to pay for their purchases. And older person walking too slowly in front of you when you can't move around them right away. Getting annoyed when you have to repeat what you're saying because they didn't hear what you said. Having to listen to a story several times over because they don't remember they told you already. We all know what kind of things I'm talking about so I won't list them all.
Sure, it can be annoying at times. So can any person of any age. I'm not talking about people who get annoyed once in a while because that's just part of life. I'm talking about the ones who constantly get annoyed every time or almost every time that kind of stuff happens just because the person is old and perhaps isn't as sharp or quick as they were when they were younger. The people who constantly moan, groan, roll their eyes and bitch about elderly people are the ones who really piss me off.
For those people? You're not going to be young forever. You won't hear, see, move, etc the way you do now forever. For that day when you're old and no longer hear as well, see as well, move as quickly, think as quickly and don't generally function as quickly as you do now? I hope plenty of people treat you shitty when you get older so you can see how it feels. And I hope your memory is good enough to remember that the shitty treatment you receive is only your dickish behavior coming back to bite you in your ass.
Happy Thursday, y'all. :)
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