Don’t Push Me Around

Hidden away in the middle of the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, there is a world of butterflies. Butterfly17-2For a reasonable entrance fee you get to see a large array of butterflies flying around and landing you and have a mini sauna all in one. Butterfly17-51There are other other areas showing the life cycle of the butterfly along with other insects, spiders, snakes and not forgetting the ants that busily match over head on suspended ropes. Butterfly17-25Well worth an hour or so visiting, with or without your children.

Now I come to the negative, why’o’why do people insist on taking their “buggies”, pushchairpushchairs and child sized 4×4’s into these places. It never ceases to amaze me. Other than the fact the the bloody things are bigger than the narrow walkways, they think that they always have the right of way, pushing through no matter what. What has changed, my wife and I have had children, we had pushchairs, but we never took them in places like this, nor did we use them as a battering ram to force our way through. The same was true whilst walking around Stratford, very busy streets to which you are constantly confronted with an oncoming pushchair, that momentary stand off until the gentleman in me lets them pass. Have good manners gone like so many other disposable things nowadays. Is it the modern way just to be rude or is it nothing more than ignorance?

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