Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Unless you are a cheese.
On the other hand there are advantages to being a senior citizen or and old age pensioner: you can get free bus transport throughout Scotland (if you are a Scottish resident) and you pay less for a haircut! So today, mindful of our son's wedding at the end of the week I went in for a haircut. The (23 year old) hairdresser, whom I had not met before this morning, was very chatty and pleasant and when it came to pay said something like "I'm terribly sorry and I hope you won't be offended but I didn't manage enough clues during our chat. Are you over 60?" Given that I'm 70 I was pretty chuffed.
It reminded me of a day many years ago (I was around 50 at the time) when a barber in Liverpool where I was visiting my parents assumed that I was an old age pensioner (at the time 65) and I was so taken aback that I just accepted the insult, paid the reduced charge, and left.
Overall it's been a Very Good Day. It's a shame that the two 'contestants' in the Scottish independence debate this evening are doing the usual debating thing and making complete arses of themselves. Whatever else they are doing they are not increasing my knowledge. They are, however, confirming my despair at the politicians that govern us. There was a great deal of heat and very little light.