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Backchannel re Respect (used with permission):
I saw the “respect” image again and was reminded of a funny exchange I had with a much older woman.
I was near the end of my physical therapy session from my auto accident and doing a wobbly balancing act on one foot with my other foot touching the floor in front of me, then to the side and to the rear. A woman behind me said, “if I tried that I’d fall over, I’m too old.” My reply was “and, I’m seventy!” Her reply, with no emotion, “well, I’m eighty five.” I stopped, turned toward her, stood tall and then gave her a Japanese style deep bow. It was at that moment that someone walked up to her and started talking. She said, “hush, I’m being respected.”