Just when we had relaxed and felt we live in an age of enlightenment and equality, there comes along a Neanderthal to spoil, ruin and demonstrate that all the old prejudices are not dead but alive and kicking
A new neighbour, whom we had never met before, confronted me on the doorstep and remonstrated that I should "do something" about my partner because he was worrying his wife and child by "looking out of the window" at them
He asked probing questions which were obviously intended to elucidate whether he was a danger or pervert and was agitated when I was not forthcoming with the answers he wanted or that I was prepared to act in the matter
He proceeded by saying that his type (whatever he meant by this) with a mental problem should be "sorted out"
By now I was angry, hostile and ready to land him one, but for the fact that I wanted to calm a deteriorating situation; and he was bigger than me
And all of this for looking out of the window, which as I recall is still a perfectly legal activity.
So this is September 2010. But at least I know who the knutter with low IQ and behavioural problems really is!
Thanks for listening everyone.