Don't patronise the elderly -- they mean business
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.