The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101327   Message #3901451
Posted By: Senoufou
24-Jan-18 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Indignities of Aging: the Sordid Truth
Subject: RE: BS: Indignities of Aging: the Sordid Truth
'...ILL-TRAINED...' hahaha! Actually we've found Asda staff far less friendly than Tesco ones, so maybe they are ill-trained!
My sister has a thirty year-old daughter on the Aspergers spectrum, and she can get very freaked out by loud noise. But my pro-active sis rang up her local Scottish supermarket to point out the over-loud music and announcements. They were most understanding, and it was turned down considerably. They also have certain days/times when the lighting is reduced and all announcements (except urgent ones of course) are stopped, so that ADHD and autistic spectrum people can shop in comfort.
This must be a boon for parents of children who go into meltdown at loud noise.
(Sorry about the above thread drift)

Does anyone else, as they get older, get irritated by any change in routine? I get very grumpy if the postman is too early or much later than usual. I'm nice to him of course, but inside I'm getting a little agitated. I'm becoming resistant to change. Even products in the shops that have changed their wrapping; even Dave the gardener my old neighbour has over the road. He used to come to hers on Tuesdays and now it's Wednesdays. It's none of my blooming business is it? But I still feel put out! I really hate the new £5 and £10 notes, they're all plastic and one can't fold them properly. They burst out of one's purse when it's opened. Grumble grumble grumble....