Something a bit odd happened when I was out on my usual daily stroll. Just coming out of a park the other side of Eltham High Street, three young lads were slightly in my way. I often have trouble with boys their age, but this time one quite politely told his friends to get out of my way. I felt grateful, so I said ”Thank you” with my natural voice. I thought I spoke clearly enough, but one boy then said to the others ”He just told us to fuck off” and they began walking away. Of course, I then began typing what I had intended to say into my Ipad, but it was too late – they wouldn’t listen.
Just a small incident I know, hardly worth noting on here; but I think it’s the type of misunderstanding that guys like me encounter fairly often, and as such I wanted to put it right. It’s just funny how, even when you try to be nice to people, it doesn’t always go to plan.