Friday 29 May 2009

The soothing balm of age

If you visit my local supermarket in the daytime, you could be forgiven for thinking that a large number of women over 60 have already had successful fertility treatmant. You might reach this assumption after seeing a number of them, often assisted by male partners, pushing pre-school children in shopping trolleys. Of course, this is granny and grandad looking after the grandchild or children, while Mum and Dad are at work. They are performing a useful social service and it is interesting to note that you never see the children play up,which is not the case in other trolleys, where young Mums have to deal with the screams and tantrums of their unruly youngsters. I think the presence of the elderly relative puts the child in, as the Dog Whisperer on T.V. would say, " a calm submissive state."

If Britain Britain was populated by only the old and very young, it would most cetainly be, a country for old men and a peaceful one at that.

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