Don't patronise the elderly -- they mean business
Published 15/01/2012 | 06:00
Confusion. Memory loss. Poor judgment. An inability to let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. Fleeting awareness of mistakes resulting in mood swings and erratic decision-making.
The mix-up surrounding the tax-demand letters from the Revenue Commissioners to pensioners has been disturbing to watch.
We should acknowledge, however, that the symptoms detailed above offer a much more accurate description of the behaviour of the authorities in recent days than the OAPs who received the menacing missives.