New York

Nov 21, 2011

Gangsta grandma on the subway, loco at the White House

Caroline Regidor writes: "I'm packing lead in here," the elderly woman said to the younger one, her face set in a snarl. Gangsta grandma rummaged through her handbag as if she were looking for a gun. She had plopped down next to me. I couldn't help myself. Curiouser and curiouser, I peered down. All I could see were tissues stuffed into a side pocket. She didn't unzip the main section of her bag all the way. She may have been bluffing. But then again … The younger woman was unperturbed. "I'm gonna respect you 'cos you old," she said from across the aisle. "But next time you better watch where you're going. And you'd better watch where I'm going too."  

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