The London Underground is rarely a fun place to be, with most commuters glaring at their phones or rubbing their armpits in your face.
But when a man made a derogatory comment to a young woman, things got interesting.
A man named Scott Sparrow recalled the scene on his Facebook page later, telling the story of an “ancient” woman who rose to the young woman’s defence.
Judging by his delighted reaction, we can assume young Mr Sparrow hasn’t encountered many older women speaking their mind.
Here’s what happened (language warning):
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Facebook post by Scott Sparrow:
“I am having such a wonderful day on the tubes I can’t not share this story. Let me build the scene:
Central Line between Oxford Circus and Chancery Lane, possibly St Pauls.
To my right is sat a lady, 25-30, wearing a revealing dress.
To my left is an old lady, almost dead is how old she is.
Standing in front of us is a man, 50s, suit and tie, eyeing revealing dress.
Suit leans over to the revealing dress lady and says “Have some self respect when you dress yourself”
Revealing dress lady blushes to the colour of her almost not there dress.
Old soon to be dead lady is having none of this and in a south London accent shouts out ‘She can wear or not wear whatever the f#$k she likes, even if she was naked with a sign pointing to her fanny (she said fanny on the central line by St Pauls) and the sign pointed to her fanny which said …PARTY CITY ALL INVITED…then that would still be none of your bloody business now f#$k off back to your bored wife!’
Red dress then hugs the walking dead and old suit walks off.
That old lady will be my hero for the rest of her life, even if the rest of her life is like only another week. She was so old.”
The Facebook post has been shared almost 7000 times, spreading the word that, yes, older women have a voice and they are not afraid to use it!
Do you hope to be someone who can both shock and defend young people in one fell swoop?