"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ageism

I was in the shop all day yesterday. In the afternoon a customer came in with a query about the system he had bought from us in January.
"Who did you deal with?" I asked.
"Oh, the old fellow," he said.
I could feel the irritation and annoyance within me.
"He is not old," I said sternly.
He looked at me as if he didn't really believe me.
"Trust me," I insisted. "He is NOT old!"
He shuffled a bit. "Oh, OK," he said, sensibly opting for the quiet life.
I went to get Keith.

(Of course, when he wheeled himself out of the work area in his wheelchair, the effect was rather spoiled!)

2 comments:

  1. LOL :o) Sorry if i wasnt meant 2 :o)

    Ciao Ciao

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  2. That's OK Fletch. You're allowed to laugh! :)

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