I try and ring an elderly friend of mine once a week and it is unfortunate she has memory problems, so I always identify myself and ask her how she is feeling. I said she sounded very posh and she came back with “I’ve got my posh shoes on”. Lovely. Needless to say we go over the same things but I try not to show how irritated I sometimes feel.
Called into the post office which was very busy but finally there was only one person in front of me who was also elderly. He wanted to send something to Winchester Hospital but he hadn’t put the package into an envelope. The counter assistant sorted this out and then posed the question “how do you want this sent”. Immediately the reply came back by post please. I couldn’t help giggling but I did it quietly. Amazing what goes on around you.