I went up my mum`s for lunch today. I met her in town, and we all caught the bus together to her house, which is about a ten-minute ride.
On the bus was one of her acquaintances, Mr P, an elderly, infirm gentleman in his eighties, who is now sadly almost completely blind. He is a a dear, kind, gentle soul, a true gentleman, who seems to bring out the very best in almost everyone who comes into contact with him.
I say almost everyone, because last year, he was prey to some ,uh , " people" whom I would categorise as low-life scum.
They knocked at the door of his house, where he lives alone, telling him they were gardeners and had noticed that his garden was becoming overgrown, and would he like them to do some work for him. Being as his sight is so very poor, he can no longer use any power tools or mowers etc, and he agreed. They did several hours work and conned him out of a thousand pounds, which he could very ill-afford. A local gardening firm would have charged about £50.
How anyone could do such a despicable thing to an ill and elderly person defeats me........
Today, there was a new young bus driver, who stopped the bus right where Mr P needed to get off the bus right at the kerbside and made sure Mr P got safely across the road to his home before continuing the bus journey, *and* he told Mr P to take care.
It was a pleasure to see such a kind and considerate bus driver, may he always be so helpful and compassionate :-)