Another Awesome Senior Moment

Posted: August 25, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

Here’s a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent inter-action between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a Metro station in Washington, D.C. There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets, on the “evils” of America . I politely declined to take one.

The elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined. The young protester gently put her hand on the old woman’s shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice the young lady said, “Lady, don’t you care about the children of Iraq ?”

The old woman looked up at her and said, “Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea, and a son in Vietnam . All three died so you could have the right to stand here and badmouth our country. If you touch me again, I’ll interpret your actions as an assault, stick this umbrella up your ass and open it.”

  1. turtlemom3 says:

    You GO, Granny-Gal! Whadda woman! I’d love to meet someone like that. When I get in those situations, I can’t think of anything to say – until well afterward, when I think of the best come-backs. I really admire people who have that kind of facility of tongue.

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