Comments aimed at the elderly

In response to the story on Nov. 9, 2012: “These pets are not the cuddly kind.” Various comments in this article really got up my nose.

In response to the story on Nov. 9, 2012: “These pets are not the cuddly kind.” Various comments in this article really got up my nose. Primarily the ones aimed at the elderly, such as, “the old people who pay with pennies“ and the old lady who’s dragging her old man around with her” not to mention the smack at people with  children.

Not all seniors have huge bank accounts; many must stick to a tight budget and count their pennies literally. As for the “old lady dragging her old man around with her shopping”… just maybe the man has dementia and his wife is trying to cope with little help, with no choice but to take him along when she must go out. Even if this feature was written with tongue in cheek, it was disrespectful and hurtful to older people.

“Friends,” who were of this persuasion and mindset would not stay a friend of mine for long.

Margaret J. Jestico




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