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Sorry you had to stand Lulu but get used to it, good manners are a thing of the past

Singer Lulu (70) has questioned why no-one got up off their seat on a packed tube in London to offer it to her
Marie Louise McConville

Oh dear, Lulu's not happy.

The much-loved Scottish singer, who is 70, took to social media in recent days to complain that no-one got up to give her a seat on a packed underground train in London.

The pensioner, who was on her way to the O2 to perform with Take That, posted a photo on social media of herself on standing on the train as part of a post which questioned why nobody give "this old bird" a seat on the tube.

There was lots of reaction to the post with many pointing out that the reason she wasn't offered a seat could have been because she looks so young and is in great shape.

And, that's all very nice because let's face it, she does look fabulous however Lulu, the truth of the matter is, it is the world we live in.

Chivalry is no longer allowed (by the feminists), and social media means no-one can spare a second to look up from their phones to see what is actually going on around them.

However, personally, I think no-one offered you a seat because good manners are a thing of the past.

I can't be the only person who has noticed it.

It used to be, people would hold doors open for others, people would get up off their seat on the bus to offer it to an older person and staff in shops would have said hello and thank you.

Not now.

Everybody is so busy with their lives that its's every man and woman for themselves.

I remember a time when men would have held the door open for a lady however, they're not allowed to do that now because feminists complain men shouldn't hold such power over women and women shouldn't allow it because it shows them to be weak.

Not me.

I love a nice Knight in Shining Armour.

I like when the door is held open for me and I like when someone gives up their seat, especially when I was pregnant.

Personally, I was raised to have good manners but obviously, we are few and far between because I've seen doors let go in people's faces and change thrown back at customers, no doubt about it.

So Lulu, I'm sorry you've had the experience you did but I'm afraid you're going to have to get used to it.

We can't hold other people to our own high standards - I realise that now.

Maybe next time get a taxi or better still `Shout', you might find someone willing to help you out, if you're lucky.


I was really saddened this week to hear of the passing of Hollywood acting royalty, Doris Day.

Like many others, I absolutely loved and adored Doris in all her movies but in particular, Calamity Jane.

I remember being captivated by her performance, including her singing and huge grin. I loved that she wasn’t afraid to take on the men.

The star passed away on Monday at the age of 97 at her home in California as a result of pneumonia.

Rest In Peace Doris. Rest assured, your wholesome glamour and wonderful stage presence will never be forgotten.



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