Biddy: (n) a woman, usually an elderly one regarded as annoying or interfering.
And believe you me, I have used the word.
Growing up in a small town, I was surrounded by biddies.
Even though I thought they were spelled with “t’s,” the definition held true.
There is some sickness in aging human beings that causes them to forget the total awkwardness involved in learning how things work.
- No one is born with manners.
- No one comes out of the womb with an understanding of how to balance a checkbook.
- No citizen of Earth is hatched with any idea on how to handle his or her genitalia.
Mistakes are needful, obvious and prevalent.
It doesn’t take you long to silence a biddy. All you have to do is look into her past and find the times when she was irresponsible, irreverent or promiscuous.
(It’s not like any human being actually follows the Ten Commandments. We often view them, at best, as suggestions, and more often than not, as annoyances.)
So the best thing you can do as you get older is to develop a great sense of humor and realize there is no short cut to maturity.
It is a painful and clumsy walk through the thorny bramble bushes of confusion.