Of Old Men And Naughty Girls
Port of Spain – March 10, 2020
by Harum Scarum
My friend Batman, 73, fell into some banter with the much younger (about 40) female visitor to the sick woman on the bed next to his sister’s whom he was checking out at the General Hospital one afternoon and, in keeping with the mood of the moment, they exchanged numbers.
At about 2.30 the next morning, Batman experienced a shock in his tranquil world as a resident in the home-for-the-aged when his phone rang and the woman was at the other end.
“I want you to know that I’m in a special position here right now and I’m feeling for you”, she announced.
This Batman event is just one of a multitude of examples in the scenario where younger women are targeting male old -age pensioners to whom they offer “a good time” in exchange for “a helping hand”.
Many of these men are attractive prospects to young women who are counting the old man’s money as they anticipate his receiving NIS (National Insurance Scheme benefits) of about TT $2,000.00 in mid-month and/or Pension of about $3,500.00 at month end.
These sophisticated hustlers would have also assessed the old man’s situation : he has most likely paid off for his house; the children are big and gone; he has a fair amount of spending cash on a regular basis.
In the predatory eyes of these “naughty girls”, their prospective “sugar daddy “: may be living alone; nothing exciting is happening between him and his old woman who’s fed up of seeing him in the house anyway; he’s lonely and vulnerable; he could surely do with some young, stimulating company – and, most of all, he feels he has still got it!
Very disturbingly, some of these women can be very dangerous. Ask Huey who went with this attractive young woman who habitually visited the place where he stayed, and had a disagreement with her about money – after the act.
A few nights later the cameras caught her and two young men scaling Huey’s fence and bolting into the building in search of the pensioner who, fortunately for him, could not be found.
Photo by Caleb Ekeroth
Some old men are not so lucky. A female friend of mine was walking down Frederick Street, Port of Spain when an old man in a state of obvious distress, approached her with a paper in his hand, desperately looking for a sympathetic listener.
“How can I tell my wife this?”,the old man broke into tears as he showed my friend the government document stating he was HIV Positive. Then came the part where old men show how they can get so trapped in the grand illusion set up by Delilah, that they’ll believe anything.
“And she tell me I was she only man!”, the old man blurted out in disappointed pain at this “betrayal” (as he understood it) by his young, curvaceous, innocent-looking “darling”.
It seems too that many old men are prone to seeing themselves in a capacity that is diametrically opposite to how women see and experience them. One has heard a number of sideways comments from young women who use terms such as “ He’s just a “roll-on-roll-off”, or “ He’s only mouth” or “He just plain dead”.
Comments like this mean nothing to old men such as Pancho, the retired oil-field worker-turned taxi-driver in south who hooked up with a young woman and found himself having a real good time.
“And she tell me I could give them young fellas ah lotta trouble!”, he boasted excitedly to his old lady big sister who just quietly smiled. Pancho happily passed away a few months later.
Nellie, an experienced older woman working in an advertising agency, was far more brutal. When the young executive Pablo observed their boss X, a dapper older man, leaning closely in conversation with K, his secretary, he (Pablo) slyly told Nellie that the old boss was in a good place since he seemed to be hitting K.
Photo by Huy Phan
“Hit what!”, Nellie said in exasperation. ”X can’t hit nothing!” Now that’s stating it directly.
Some old men who seem to have had their share of women and experience in their lifetime, may well have their act together when it comes to dealing with these young female “players” looking to ” tie your foot” and milk your money for a few fleeting moments of pleasure.
My friend Batman from the Hospital encounter, for example, continued visiting his sick sister at the hospital and kept speaking to the young lady but in a more deferential manner, never mentioning the incident. She quietly backed off and they retained a casual relationship.
But that doesn’t mean that Batman is not interested in the exciting possibilities of having it out with a younger woman. It’s just that, as far as he is concerned, this one was “too aggressive”.
Yet for many others, they’ll continue to misread the signals from these young snake-oil saleswomen who see them simply as magnetic prey for the kill, but to whom these same old men, in turn, keep happily running like willing lambs to the slaughter.
Publisher’s Note: This is not fiction. These people and incidents are all real. Names have been changed to protect the identities of the living and the dead.