Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are knives wrong?

There I was in the pub last night having a lemonade, when the chap (who must have been in his 70s) on the table on the next table pulled out his penknife and opened his bag of peanuts. Once he had eaten the contents, he threw the wrapper on the floor and put his knife back. It reminded me of my grandad who always carried a penknife (but he would never have thrown an empty packet on the floor!).

And then we say todays youth are bad!

I wonder how many old aged pensioners have a penknife in their pockets, and I wonder how many are arrested when they pull them out in the public place? The world calls for respect from our young people, but are they just following their role models. What we need to remember is there is nothing wrong with carrying a penknife, they are useful, but if we neglect our young people and don't teach them values and how to use them, nor their danger they will find out by themselves. Don't blame the old people, don't blame the youth, blame my generation who are too complacent and think it is everyone else's job to do something about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, totally agree and a good post.


9:33 AM  
Blogger eeyore said...

"Knives where the blade folds into the handle, like a Swiss Army Knife, aren't illegal as long as the blade is shorter than three inches (7.62 cms)" Direct quote from

Leave the old chap alone.

Littering. . .now that is a different matter!

7:19 PM  

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