Friday, June 14, 2013

Why old people DO NOT deserve respect?

Old people love to bang on about respect and how young people should treat their elders with respect blah-de-blah-de-blah....

The problem is old people don't show it, so.....then why should we show it?

I've had a lot of older people ask questions where the answers were none of their business, say rude things, be mean, insulting, treat me like I was some insect on the bottom of their shoe, and yet they bang on about respecting your elders.

If you don't show respect, decency and manners to everyone else (old people love to think they can cut queues, sit at your table without asking, and generally get away with rude stuff because "they're old"), then you will not be shown respect, decency and manners by anyone else.

And that seems to be the problem.

Old people seem to think that because they are old they are "entitled", they "deserve" to be treated with respect, whether they show it or not.

I find it funny. Hearing my mum talk about when she grew up the old adage of "children should be seen and never heard" goes around a lot. Kids had to do as they were told and not back chat their parents, sit where they were told etc, yet, now they are old, it's like all of that has flown out of the window and they can say and do whatever they like but no one else can. Especially "young people".

Not only is it bloody rude to crap on like that, but it's disrespectful and bloody insulting.

Recently on Celebrity Apprentice, Dawn Fraser (green shirt, bottom), who swam decades ago in Commonwealth and Olympic games, complained that Stephanie Rice (to her left), didn't show her any respect.

The problem is Dawn, you don't SHOW anyone respect. You don't TREAT anyone with respect. You don't TALK to anyone with respect.

Dawn Fraser, you are nothing but a rude old cow to everyone and everything and demanding respect because you're old, or a "swimming legend" (only in your own head), is NOT the way to be shown respect.

You and Jeff Fenech (to her right), are old athletes living off past glories. You've done nothing but get yourself into trouble and headlines for the wrong reasons for last decade or so and you have done nothing since your glory days.

You are nothing now. You are NOT a legend, you are NOT respectful, you are just a rude old cow who thinks she can act like an idiot and be rude and disrespectful to everyone else.

Get over yourself Dawn, the world does not revolve around YOU like you think it does. Your past glories mean jack shit now and you need to grow the fuck up. Stephanie treated you nothing but well and yet you seemed to think if you "raced against her tomorrow" you'd beat her hands down (I pissed myself laughing when I saw her say that). You've insulted her about her own swimming career and seem to think what she has achieved is nothing.

YOU are nothing Dawn, so are all the other old people who seem to think they "deserve" respect, they are "entitled" to respect, they are "entitled" to have what they want, do what they want, and get away with what they want, just "because" they're "old".


We are all here in the world and all deserving, all entitled, all allowed to live our own life and not answer to "old farts" just because you're old and have an inflated sense of entitlement.

1 comment:

  1. This is hilarious!!!! I'm turning the big 5-0 this year and I thought I was entitled to be rude and flip everybody the finger 'cause I earned it. Maybe I should rethink things ey?


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