Do youngsters lack manners these days? Generally, I find this is not the case. On a run along Stokes Bay on Good Friday, a group of ‘yoofs’ were in my way.
I said ‘excuse me’, they moved and I waved my appreciation.
But on Monday I approached a couple walking on the pavement, said ‘excuse me’ and got no response.
I said it again. Nothing. By now I was right behind the couple, so I said ‘excuse me’ again and squeezed passed with a soft ‘sorry’.
The woman, in her late 60s, put on a face that Les Dawson would have been proud of.
Then, finally, came her reply.