Aisle be see­ing you

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

Anent the re­cent items about male pen­sion­ers be­ing stamped ‘not wanted on voy­age’ while wives are shop­ping, an An­gus reader who re­tired five years ago says he has al­most got over his pique at not be­ing im­me­di­ately asked to join the rota of the Pen­sion­ers’ Aisle Block­ing Club (Ar­broath Su­per­mar­kets).

He con­tin­ues: “Club mem­bers are eas­ily recog­nis­able by their loud cries of ‘Och, it’s yer­self, I’ve no’ seen ye for ages, how are ye?’

“This is a pre­lude to a lengthy con­ver­sa­tion which ranges over fam­ily, friends, the weather and up­dates on med­i­cal con­di­tions with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on any re­cently ac­quired, as well as those from which third party mu­tual ac­quain­tances are suf­fer­ing.

“As they shuf­fle out of the way of one fel­low shop­per, they care­fully block the route of some­one com­ing the other way.

“I was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed re­cently by two ladies, in at least their 70s, each of whom had taken a trol­ley and had chore­ographed some in­tri­cate steps to en­sure that at a mo­ment’s no­tice they could grid­lock dairy pro­duce with­out fal­ter­ing in their con­ver­sa­tion.”

His part­ing com­ment was to say that it is amazing how one’s per­cep­tion changes as the years pass.

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