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Originally posted by pazcat
It doesnt matter if they are old or not, you need to stand up to them, just because they have been around many more years and and have seen everything does not give them the right to expect anything and have free reign of the place. You dont have to be rude back just dont acknowledge them, pretend they dont exist, your first mistake was saying 'excuse me' when she started spinning the wheel. What you should always do in a situation like this is take control of the wheel and not allow it to move until you are ready, and when you are ready try to make sure that the wheel spins in the opposite direction to the one she wanted it to go. If then at that stage she tries to speak to you, at first you ignore the comment and then finally after a bit you react as if you only just heard her, then you proceed to explain in some form of gibberish that 'I no speaka da english' then turn and go back to observing the pretty shiny things you were looking at, expect to get hit by a cane it does happen and when this does you need to find mall security as fast as possible and say you somebody just assaulted you with a weapon, a mall cop will always take this far more seriously than is neccessary and detain the old woman. Then after reviewing the security footage it will show a completely unprovoked attack upon yourself, at this point you will be asked if you want to file assault with a deadly weapon charge, you do.
Now if that does not put that uppity cow in her place, well then quite frankly she deserves to do a little time.
[edit on 28-4-2009 by pazcat]
Originally posted by dizziedame
I must give you a word to the wise: All my elderly female friends carry a firearm in their purses and they know how to use it.