Respecting your elders

A woman and her two children were sitting a couple of rows ahead of me on this afternoon’s train. At one point her mobile rang, and I couldn’t help but eavesdrop:

“I’m just heading towards Banbury…Yep. Yep. Well, I don’t know. I’ve got to take the kids to school, and then pick up some shopping….”

School? Bit weird, it was approaching three o’clock. The caller must have said something similar:

“No, that’s tomorrow you idiot.”

Ouch. Clearly this is a woman who doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

“Ok, yep. Bye, Grandma.”

I laughed involuntarily, but I think I was far enough away that she didn’t notice.