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What is it with old people?!

Zoe_B Avatar
7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
They think it's ok to say whatever they want!

So me & my 2 boys, aged 3 and 6, are in Morrison's. My kids are mixed race (black/white) & my youngest has a lil afro because he wants to look like then guy from High School Musical lol. Anyways we're at the checkout & some old bloke says to him "you're a little golliwog aren't you?". Like wtf?!

It's not the first time I've had comments either. When my youngest was a baby, an old lady looked in my pram & said "surely he can't be yours? I was expecting a black baby"

Drives me absolutely crazy!

Rant over.
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Welcome to life. People say lots of things, and normally people just ignore it.

Who cares what others think. As long as your proud and the kids are happy, then you shouldnt be worried.

Lots of people have said things to me and i have just ignored it most of the time.
#2
Oh my days!!!!!!! where do u live? have they never seen mixed race or non whites for that matter!?!
#3
I'd of actually freaked! I'd of got that olde gadgie outside and gave him what for....a quick whack round the head with his walking stick, and then a super sonic wedgie to finish him off!! Cheeky get!!
#4
And they say that young people have no manners or respect!
Old people think we owe them the world!
That is just appalling!
#5
old people are just like that, they expect all us young ones to bow down to them aswell
#6
Personally i have a lot of respect for the oldies, but this is outrageous!
Are you a white mum Zoe, coz i'm not getting how this fella got to say it!
#7
what is a golliwog anyway
#8
That is dreadful. When my kids were small, my in laws used to use similar terms. I only ever once had to politely tell them that nig*** , golliw** Pa** were not acceptable terms to describe someone.

Did not go down too well but they did get the message in the end. Many times that generation just do not realise they are being offensive but if nobody ever points it out, they will carry on.

The young can educate the old
#9
strike
Welcome to life. People say lots of things, and normally people just ignore it.

Who cares what others think. As long as your proud and the kids are happy, then you shouldnt be worried.

Lots of people have said things to me and i have just ignored it most of the time.


Yeah I hear what you're saying and if the comment had been said to me then fair do's. I've had far worst said to me.

I just don't appreciate comments like that being said to my kids which I think is understandable. Thankfully they're too young to understand what he meant.


magicbeans
Oh my days!!!!!!! where do u live? have they never seen mixed race or non whites for that matter!?!


Nottingham which is definitely multi-racial! Lol


Lulu'sMammy
I'd of actually freaked! I'd of got that olde gadgie outside and gave him what for....a quick whack round the head with his walking stick, and then a super sonic wedgie to finish him off!! Cheeky get!!


Lol. I actually pictured it in my head as well :lol:
#10
Zoe_B;6488765
Yeah I hear what you're saying and if the comment had been said to me then fair do's. I've had far worst said to me.

I just don't appreciate comments like that being said to my kids which I think is understandable. Thankfully they're too young to understand what he meant.




Nottingham which is definitely multi-racial! Lol




Lol. I actually pictured it in my head as well :lol:

Probably the bulwell store no doubt?
#11
some can be odd, was on a bus once anan old lady kicked off cos 2 lil toddlers were singing nursery rhymes (sitting down nicely), she said in her day her kids were taught maners blah blah blah, expected the mother to keep them quiet, rest of bus were appauled, told the mum to ignore, it was sweet, not like they were teenagers swearing etc
#12
I visit an old lady every week and she still uses the terms, spastic, cripple, golliwog, ****** etc..............but I honestly dont think she realises how wrong these words are to use - she is in her nineties and not a racist in any way - just old!
#13
At least how I read it zoe is a black mum for the asker on page 1.
#14
dont get me started on old people................. when my daughter was 2 she was having a major tantrum in the shopping centre cos she wanted choc, i'd told her no because she'd been naughty, tantrum went on for what felt like a life time, up walked some old codger and said "here you go love" and handed her a chocolate as if he was doing me favour!!!! i was fuming.

then a separate occasion not long ago my son was having a major tantrum on the way to school cos he wanted i carry and i wouldnt cos he's too big for that now, some old man came out of his house and gave my son a pound and told him to get an ice cream after school!!!!!
#15
Racism was pretty standard 30-40 years ago in the work place - it is only very recently that things have moved on.
#16
The cheeky git, i think id have slapped him
#17
michelle2207
dont get me started on old people................. when my daughter was 2 she was having a major tantrum in the shopping centre cos she wanted choc, i'd told her no because she'd been naughty, tantrum went on for what felt like a life time, up walked some old codger and said "here you go love" and handed her a chocolate as if he was doing me favour!!!! i was fuming.

then a separate occasion not long ago my son was having a major tantrum on the way to school cos he wanted i carry and i wouldnt cos he's too big for that now, some old man came out of his house and gave my son a pound and told him to get an ice cream after school!!!!!


LMFAO! What a lovely fella he is.
#18
GASP! I'm quite shocked that someone would say such a thing in this day and age.. unless they're up for a knuckle sandwich. Surely the oldie must've known it's out of order to spout it out willy-nilly.
#19
Do you think the old boy was being racist i think not.
#20
waterloo;6488816
Do you think the old boy was being racist i think not.

I agree, but its not a thing to say in the modern world.
Its actually a good job Zoe isn't a nut job, and did actually give the old fella one! You just dont say stuff like this nowadays. Simples.
#21
Probably meant it in all innocence,There is no doubt that words we are using now will be offensive to other people in fifty years time,
#22
Well what do you expect when they learned their "kind" of english what 70+ years ago. It's gonna be kinda hard to just switch the way they speak and besides old people hardly ever mean anything bad anyways.
#23
bossyboots
I visit an old lady every week and she still uses the terms, spastic, cripple, golliwog, ****** etc..............but I honestly dont think she realises how wrong these words are to use - she is in her nineties and not a racist in any way - just old!


Indeed,when i was young i used to have a soft toy that was a "Golliwog" lots of kids had those toys and i remember when you could collect tokens from jam jars and get Golly badges.

It wasn't deemed as offensive all those years ago.
#24
Old people annoy me, they go on about how young people are rude etc when they have more manners than old people!

Often see kids holding doors open or picking something up for an old person and them not even saying thankyou. See old people cut in queues all the time as well. They think because they are old they dont have to have manners any more.

Dont think about other peoples feelings either, as shown in the OP.

Dont even get me started on the ones with aids to help them walk (mobility scooters, sticks, zimmer frames etc). They think they can just barge into you and its your own fault for not jumping out of the way quick enough

Obviously not all old people are like this, but the majority give the rest a bad name.
#25
waterloo
Do you think the old boy was being racist i think not.


I sort of agree with u waterloo. As I said about my old lady friend who is actually 92 - last week at the shopping centre someone was collectin for a charity and she wanted to put money in.............she asked what it was for and collector said it was for a centre that disabled children went to.....

Next thing old lady said to me "aw its for the wee spastic children" she honestly didnt mean it in a derogatory way - its just the way the oldies are...........its hard to change them when they get to a certain age!

Another time a black man was singing and had a cup out for peoples 'donations' and she told me to go put 50p "into the nig*ers " cup.............................I was embarrassed but knew she wasnt being racist

Its difficult with the old folk and to try re educate them
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kelly_o_fanatic;6488849
Old people annoy me, they go on about how young people are rude etc when they have more manners than old people!

Often see kids holding doors open or picking something up for an old person and them not even saying thankyou. See old people cut in queues all the time as well. They think because they are old they dont have to have manners any more.

Dont think about other peoples feelings either, as shown in the OP.

Dont even get me started on the ones with aids to help them walk (mobility scooters, sticks, zimmer frames etc). They think they can just barge into you and its your own fault for not jumping out of the way quick enough

Obviously not all old people are like this, but the majority give the rest a bad name.

One thing when you're sat down on a bus and its full and they give you stares because you haven't moved for them.
I pay for my bus fare! the government pays for theirs!
Of course it's courteous but if i've paid I want a bloody seat, unless it's already full. I don't see me moaning cause people aren't moving for me to sit down.
#27
t0mm
One thing when you're sat down on a bus and its full and they give you stares because you haven't moved for them.
I pay for my bus fare! the government pays for theirs!
Of course it's courteous but if i've paid I want a bloody seat, unless it's already full. I don't see me moaning cause people aren't moving for me to sit down.


you had better shift your ass next time I get on the 56 young man :w00t:
#28
bossyboots
I sort of agree with u waterloo. As I said about my old lady friend who is actually 92 - last week at the shopping centre someone was collectin for a charity and she wanted to put money in.............she asked what it was for and collector said it was for a centre that disabled children went to.....

Next thing old lady said to me "aw its for the wee spastic children" she honestly didnt mean it in a derogatory way - its just the way the oldies are...........its hard to change them when they get to a certain age!

Another time a black man was singing and had a cup out for peoples 'donations' and she told me to go put 50p "into the nig*ers " cup.............................I was embarrassed but knew she wasnt being racist

Its difficult with the old folk and to try re educate them


Lol who is she,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
http://www.censorwatch.co.uk/images/amcts.jpg
#29
bitseylango;6488877
you had better shift your ass next time I get on the 56 young man :w00t:

I refuse to get the 56, it's too slow - I use the Calverton Connection or the 58:p

Whens your free pass coming? :w00t:
#30
t0mm
I refuse to get the 56, it's too slow - I use the Calverton Connection or the 58:p

Whens your free pass coming? :w00t:


your not too old for a clip round the ear! (its in the post :oops: )
#31
t0mm
One thing when you're sat down on a bus and its full and they give you stares because you haven't moved for them.
I pay for my bus fare! the government pays for theirs!
Of course it's courteous but if i've paid I want a bloody seat, unless it's already full. I don't see me moaning cause people aren't moving for me to sit down.

Its called manners maybe when you get old your know what i mean tut tut.
#32
Lulu'sMammy

Are you a white mum Zoe, coz i'm not getting how this fella got to say it!


No I'm black x


t0mm
Probably the bulwell store no doubt?


Yup. How did you guess? Lol x


waterloo
Do you think the old boy was being racist i think not.


He probably wasn't but that doesn't make it ok in my opinion



Lulu'sMammy
I agree, but its not a thing to say in the modern world.
Its actually a good job Zoe isn't a nut job, and did actually give the old fella one! You just dont say stuff like this nowadays. Simples.


That's exactly what I thought. He could've said it to the wrong person!
#33
tonyg1962
Lol who is she,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
http://www.censorwatch.co.uk/images/amcts.jpg


lol my my what an amazing resemblance.................but maybe a bit young looking for my friend!

I just love the oldies as find them interesting! Full of words of wisdom and I always show respect to them...........................they honestly dont realise how out of order they are with some of the things they say!!!
#34
t0mm
One thing when you're sat down on a bus and its full and they give you stares because you haven't moved for them.
I pay for my bus fare! the government pays for theirs!
Of course it's courteous but if i've paid I want a bloody seat, unless it's already full. I don't see me moaning cause people aren't moving for me to sit down.


I was in the bank about 2 weeks ago and had a really bad asthma attack. 2 chairs, some old woman sitting on one and holding her bag on the other one. Stood there for a few minutes doing a nebuliser and then a member of staff told her to move her bag, and she gave me a really horrible look like I was really inconveniencing her! Wasnt even asking her to stand up, just move her bag!
#35
I like old people. They're cool, we wouldn't be here without them. I think it's the youth of today that are the problem - in general anyway.


One of the nicest old dudes I've ever met was a (white) South African, well into his 70's, lives in England.

Anyway, cut a long story short, he once saw me doing something strenuous and stopped to talk to me, told me that back home there'd be "4 black guys to help you out". I was a bit embarrassed and didn't really respond to it.

He seriously is a lovely bloke, people just see the world though the eyes they were brought up with.
#36
nikkib123;6488889
Ooooooh, thats cruel Tomm ha ha - get him Bits!!! :-D

I saw a peek of yours yesterday, its due for renewal next month:w00t:*RUN*
bitseylango;6488898
your not too old for a clip round the ear! (its in the post :oops: )

Too true! Let's hope that RM take a good few decades or so to send it with the backlog 'n' all!
Zoe_B;6488902
Yup. How did you guess? Lol x

Typical - we shop there, full of ********s.
[mod]#37
Although i'd never say that., for him it was not meant as it is today i'd suspect. Different times nowdays. Virtually every word has now been adapted to mean something disrespectful that it's probaby best to live your life as a mute. lol

You gotta love old people though...........so un-PC about everything it's great.
#38
Syzable

You gotta love old people though...........so un-PC about everything it's great.


:thumbsup:
#39
Yesterday my niece was asking my Dad about Cheryl Coles hubby,my Dad replied,he's a darkie.
#40
deb8z
Yesterday my niece was asking my Dad about Cheryl Coles hubby,my Dad replied,he's a darkie.


thats the sort of thing my ma-in-law comes out with and the P word, my kids are horrified every time she says it, but TBH its not meant in a offensive way, just how she talks.

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