ARE SENIOR WOMEN ENTITLED??Jan 16th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women
We senior women, on occasion, have the tendency to develop an attitude… a message to others that says we are entitled. Entitled to what? We may think we should be pampered… coddled… humored… elevated to a ‘high’ position in the family… you name it. Such an attitude needs to be addressed if we want to live happily and healthily with our family members.
The following story was sent in a recent email. Author is unknown, but we salute her/him for the very important message this story has for senior women:
An honest man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger-printed, and photographed, and then placed in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ bumper sticker, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car!”
Enough said. The message is clear. We need to bury the entitlement notion. We senior women will do better with honest loving and caring for others, and choosing to live in peace and harmony with the world.