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If you were sitting at a bus stop in the pouring rain....

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Gonegirl Fri 22-Nov-19 21:44:27

...with a couple of old blokes also waiting for the bus and a man in a car called from his open car window, "that would make a lovely photo", would you have a. Smiled and laughed along with him, or b. Flipped him the bird for being so bloody patronising and ageist?

EllanVannin Fri 22-Nov-19 21:46:37

Asked for a lift.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Nov-19 21:47:55

He was going the other way.

ladymuck Fri 22-Nov-19 21:49:45

Chucked something at him through the open window.

cas58 Fri 22-Nov-19 21:51:09

I don't get it. Why would it be patronising and ageist?

Gonegirl Fri 22-Nov-19 21:51:20

I'm a bad shot.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Nov-19 21:52:34

Funny old people waiting for a bus in the rain? If you don't get it, you don't get it.

etheltbags1 Fri 22-Nov-19 21:53:16

Just grinned and waved

Oopsminty Fri 22-Nov-19 21:53:57

It may well have been a great photo though.

Not necessarily patronising

Just a snapshot of a moment in time

How poetic am I!

Grannyknot Fri 22-Nov-19 22:03:10

Perhaps street photography is his hobby, and that was a genuine observation.

Bellanonna Fri 22-Nov-19 22:03:53

Wouldn’t have bothered me at all. I’d probably have laughed

cornergran Fri 22-Nov-19 22:05:07

Asked for royalties when the photo was published.

Alima Fri 22-Nov-19 22:24:12

Was the man in the car Prince Andrew by any chance?

GagaJo Fri 22-Nov-19 22:26:03

Did you bite your thumb at him?

MissAdventure Fri 22-Nov-19 22:27:43

I wouldn't be offended.
Any group of people waiting at a bus stop would probably make a good picture to an artist.

FlexibleFriend Fri 22-Nov-19 22:27:44

It wouldn't happen I never catch a bus anywhere.

MawB Fri 22-Nov-19 22:31:04

Didn’t get it then gonegirl sad ?☔️

Gonegirl Sat 23-Nov-19 09:41:47

What didn't I get Maw? (Went to bed last night)

There was no way he would have said that to a group of forty year olds. It was ageist.

Calendargirl Sat 23-Nov-19 10:29:03

Well, one of the old blokes would have been my husband, sat with me. We would probably have looked at each other and shrugged. Wouldn’t have taken offence or thought it ageist, just thought it odd!

Alexa Sat 23-Nov-19 10:29:07

I'd have thought the driver was drunk.

MawB Sat 23-Nov-19 10:35:08

Gonegirl Fri 22-Nov-19 21:52:34
Funny old people waiting for a bus in the rain? If you don't get it, you don't get it

I just didn’t hmm

Gonegirl Sat 23-Nov-19 10:43:51

Oh right! I see. smile

Sussexborn Sat 23-Nov-19 10:47:52

Were they wearing clown outfits or fancy dress? My brother used to take random photos and some went into exhibitions.
My first, probably vain thought was, that I couldn’t care less if no one I know would see them though I try to avoid having photos taken whenever I can.

BradfordLass72 Sat 23-Nov-19 11:02:41

Funny old people waiting for a bus in the rain?

Why such a negatife opinion, is that really your assessment of yourself? How very sad.

Clearly the man in the car did not think like you.

Or maybe you think these wonderful old ladies in Paris, are also "funny" ? When I took this photo I thought (and still do) that they were charming.

Baggs Sat 23-Nov-19 11:34:36

Someone needs to start a "People at Bus Stops" Twitter account.

Does anyone else follow LakesBins, LakesStiles, MyFaveBench, etc? They can be quite amusing.