I have found this exchange on Granny both amusing and puzzling.
I suppose many of us recognized and were amused by David Hill's allusion to
the fun littly ditty "Ye canna shove your Granny off the bus".
But, I am surprised by the apparent conclusion that David either does or
condones shoving our partners this way or that. If so, he must truly be a
dangerous person to have in the set! Well, there are some people like that,
but David is not one of them. In the ballroom David is a gentleman and a
competent and considerate member of a set. I am personally comfortable to
have him dancing in my set.
I suggest we not confuse one's verbal virtuosity and tendency to
hyperbolea(sp?) with one's dancing behavior!
On the issue of shoving, however, I am wondering if anyone has words of
wisdom to share about how to deal with people who, to put it kindly, are
"overly helpful" in the set either verbally or physically.
Thanks, Oberdan Otto.
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