Not Being Fair Is OK

I’m in Malaysia watching the 2008 Badminton Super Series (I’m an addict)

I noticed that older women in Malaysia and Bangalore often would cut in front of lines to the bathroom. It almost seems like they think it’s their right.

At first I was going to ask them to get in line, but then I thought why shouldn’t elders get some special privileges? In the US we try to treat everyone as equals, with no special consideration for elders. I think this shows a lack of respect and consideration for the needs of children and elders.

Next time in the US, try to give up your space not just on the bus, but also in a line to the grocery store, or to the bathroom. Try not to think you are being taken advantage of, but instead think of it as showing respect and special consideration to an elder.