Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The Return of Hell's Grannies?
As I left the Mexican place where I usually buy my lunch, there was a group of teenagers who were reluctantly making way for a woman in a mobility scooter (like the one in the picture).
She stopped, placed her order in the Mexican and waited for her food. As I passed I decided to make conversation.
"My wife has said that if she gets one of these she will have spikes and blades sticking out of the axles, like Queen Boadicea."
The woman looked up at me and grinned a marvelous grin.
"Oh I have been thinking about that for YEARS! They'd soon shift if I went along taking out their Achilles tendons!"
"That would be great - you have even got the right hair colour for it."
"This was supposed to be brown but something went wrong and it came out red. I like it, though."
"So do I. Next time maybe you should get a blue streak put in."
"You know, I saw a picture of a woman whose hair had gone completely white and she had done that! Look great! I want to do that when mine finally goes completely white."
"You're a real rebel aren't you?"
"Yep. When I was young we weren't allowed to do anything or go anywhere. Now it is just me and I do what the hell I like. It's great."
We parted company as I promised to keep an eye out for her with her spikes and blue streak.
Could this be the future? Gangs of rebellious oldsters creating a wave of terror in our towns and cities? I sure hope so!