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Picture this 2.

The story continues……….

The old lady walked across the square carrying two bags of groceries towards the group of young people. As she neared they exchanged greetings. Whilst doing so the handles on one her bags broke and her groceries fell to the floor.

She probably cussed, I couldn’t hear and I was amazed to see several of the youths rush to her aid, ensuring she was steady on her feet and begin to pick her groceries up off the floor. One of the older of the group remonstrated with the younger ones about their cycles laying on the floor. These cycles were removed from their position on the ground. What amazed me even further was that four of the youths assisted  to carry the old lady’s shopping across the square and into a road that lead off the square, presumably to her home. They returned after several minutes. When they returned to the group they were not the subject of ridicule or open piss taking but they carried on as before as though none of this had happened.

I was very surprised but none the less pleased to see that respect of this nature was still in existence.

Now where do you think this took place ?


10 Responses

  1. Were you in another country or something? I know I’m cynical but I just can’t see it happening here, more’s the pity.

  2. The cynical side of me thinks that this was done while the youths were looking sideways at a police dog itching to be let off the lead………….. or that the old lady was the matriarch in a modern day equivalent of the Kray family……
    I have seen this sort of respect shown naturally by youngsters (to my wheelchair bound wife) while I was on holiday in Italy – it would be very nice to find that some British youths can be equally courteous.

  3. I still have faith in the Birtish society and would like to believe that it may have happened somewhere in this country…

    You better tell us…

  4. TV? More then likely the OC?

  5. South london rock on

  6. Go on, then – the suspense is killing me 🙂

  7. Not in this country, that’s for sure 😦

  8. spain.

  9. it didn’t, you dreamt it?

  10. I think you need examined

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