They came with walkers. They came in wheelchairs. They even came with portable oxygen tanks in tow. A group of senior citizens who call themselves the "Wild Old Women" in San Francisco shut down their local Bank of America branch office earlier this week when they arrived to demand "the bank lower fees, pay higher taxes, and stop foreclosing on, and evicting, homeowners," in what they called "a run on the bank."
As they arrived, Bank of America closed and locked its doors, to the surprise and delight of the elderly protestors, who said that they had no intention of storming the bank.
The women waved signs, but didn’t march or chant, with one woman on supplemental oxygen adding that the group was too old for that.
If you're still sitting on the sidelines of the Occupy movement, what are you waiting for? These feisty little ladies just put you to shame.