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  • This is a subject I normally do not think about,an incident yesterday brought it into my mind.

    I was in a well known supermarket,no names,when seeing the cafe full ,I thought must be good food today (a subject dear to my heart).So in I go and order my meal,chicken/ham and mushroom pie with mushy peas,mash,roast potato's and covered in a lovely smelling gravy with my usual black roast coffee.

    I gathered my tray up and headed for the only empty table in the room.exchanged the usual lovely day greetings with the ladies at the next table.Spread all my things over the table including my newspaper,got to catch up today's rubbish.I had just started my meal,when a male voice asked" Is it alright if I sit here",not being a rude type of guy,I said "Yes" and moved all my things around to give him room.He said "Thank you,nice day etc" and sat down.I suppose we exchanged a few pleasantries,as one should to a table companion and it made for a nicely enjoyed meal.When he finished he said thank you again and left.
    Imagine my amazement when one of the ladies(I use the title loosely) leant over and said "He is gay".Probably without a thought in my head I replied "So what,he seemed a pleasant person" .She seemed to take umbrage at my remark,just went huh.I could understand the attitude at all,how can you judge someone like that,a perfect stranger.Made me think ,that did.

    Everyday things that seem to be misjudged.If you see a young lady wearing high heels and a mini skirt,she could just be going on on a bit of a do not what lots think.Anyway that is someone's daughter or sister etc.When you see two young ladies meet give a hug and a peck,more often than not they are just friends meeting,much nicer than a handshake any day. There so many situations that are completely misjudged.Because a person has needle marks on their arm,doesn't mean they are a junkie,could so easily be a medical condition needing injections.How many people have been judged as drunk,some even taken in by the police , only for it to be found that had had a seizure or something similar.

    For myself ,I only judge by how I am treated,treat me with contempt ,you will be ignored.I treat others as I myself wish to be treated with respect ,I am a human being.Saying that I think it may be time to start treating our animal friends a little better as well,they share our world.Maybe,if we all starting thinking before we judge a person or situation the world might become a better place.

    I am not sure regarding respect to politicians ,leave that thought alone.
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