This Old Lady Shut Down A Slut-Shaming Tube Passenger In The Best Way

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The general, unwritten rule of thumb on the London Underground is to keep your head down and your opinions to yourself. But, when a fellow passenger is being a total arse, something has to be done.

Thanks to a Facebook post from Tube passenger Scott Sparrow, the entire world is giving an anonymous pensioner a virtual high-five. What she'd do to merit such acclaim? Only tell off a fellow passenger who had the audacity to comment on another woman's outfit.

Here's how Sparrow told the story:

"I am having such a wonderful day on the Tubes I can't not share this story. Let me build the scene:
Central Line between Oxford Circus and Chancery Lane, possibly St Pauls. To my right is sat a lady, 25-30, wearing a revealing dress. To my left is an old lady, almost dead is how old she is. Standing in front of us is a man, 50's, suit and tie, eyeing revealing dress.

"Suit leans over to the revealing dress lady and says, 'Have some self respect when you dress yourself.' Revealing dress lady blushes to the colour of her almost not there dress. Old soon-to-be-dead lady is having none of this and in a South London accent shouts out 'She can wear or not wear whatever the fuck she likes, even if she was naked with a sign pointing to her fanny' (she said fanny on the Central line by St Pauls) 'and the sign pointed to her fanny which said PARTY CITY ALL INVITED then that would still be none of your bloody business. Now fuck off back to your bored wife!'

"Red dress then hugs the walking dead and old suit walks off. That old lady will be my hero for the rest of her life, even if the rest of her life is like only another week. She was so old."

Okay, Scott. We get it. She was no spring chicken. Although with a spirit like that, we hope she lives forever, while mean suit guy gets diarrhea on his next journey. Ma'am, we don't know who you are, but you are the best thing to happen to the Tube since the Oyster card.
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