Impatient pet peevers need compassion

Elderly taking more time may have serious health problems

Re: These pets are not the cuddly kind (Column, Nov. 9)

I share several of Ms. Lavin’s pet peeves regarding supermarkets. But those people who object to “the old lady who’s dragging her old man around with her” – saying the man doesn’t know what he’s doing and doesn’t want to be there – need to remember firstly it isn’t all about them, and secondly, they could develop some compassion.

That elderly lady might just be the elderly gentleman’s sole caregiver. He might be suffering from Alzheimer’s and she can’t leave him on his own at home.

As much as she would prefer to have some time to herself, she has no choice but to bring him with her and maybe at some level he’s thinking of other places he would rather be.

Philippa Turney

Victoria

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