Well, my bosses and coworkers fly out tomorrow for 6 days for a trade show. Party on Walnut Street! In all seriousness, it’s going to be really quiet for the next few days. I’ll probably be going out of my mind my 11AM tomorrow. But I did receive a gift card to Starbucks to ease my pain. Oh yeah…I also get to visit a dentist. I hope that he doesn’t ask me any questions. I guess I have to study.
Today I realized that I live in a society that marginalizes older people…treats them poorly…I could go on and on. This evening the train was absolutely packed. Two older people stepped onto the train and noone would give up their seat. I gave my seat to the woman. She was so sweet…and relieved to have a seat. She and her husband went into Philadelphia, ironically named the city of brotherly love, to see the annual flower show.
C’mon people. Be a decent person and give up your freaking seat. I know you probably had a long day. I know that I personally logged in over a mile–probably closer to two in my heels. In Asia, and in Europe, and in Africa, and in Latin countries elders are respected. So why, in America, specifically in the “city of brotherly love,” do we treat older people with such contempt? One day, most likely, you’ll be old. Wouldn’t you hope that some young whipper snapper would give up their seat for you at that time?
I’ll get off my soapbox.
My offer for lunch this week is still open. I’m probably going to work from home on Thursday because I have a funeral to attend. Rittenhouse Square does have some of the best food (and shopping, might I add) that the city has to offer. I know you want to come in.