A Patient Grandfather

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson.

It’s obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle; and for fruit, cereal and pop in the other aisles.

Meanwhile, Granddad is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, “Easy, William, we won’t be long . . . easy, boy.”

Another outburst, and she hears the granddad calmly say, “It’s okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we’ll be out of here. Hang in there, boy.”

At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and Granddad says again in a controlled voice, “William, William, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes; stay cool, William.”

Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.

She said to the elderly gentleman, “It’s none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That whole time, you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa.”

“Thanks,” said the grandfather, “but I’m William . .. . the little bastard’s name is Kevin.”

πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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  1. June Zach
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    Hahahaha! Nice strategy. Let me try that one! LOL
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  2. Gee
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    I somehow saw it coming. Hehehe.
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  3. I must admit I never saw it coming…I do love a story with a happy ending!
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  4. Da Dude says:

    I should have seen that coming. It was funny!

  5. Marg says:

    That is such a good idea to do. I will have to remember that. What a great way to remain calm or try to anyway. Good one. Brought a smile to my face. Have a great week end.
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  6. Glenny says:

    lol that was great! I do this as well when i go shopping with my partner! Never mind children! Have a great weekend as well, Glenny
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  7. Pat says:

    I’m still laughing. I thought the end of the story was going to be that the grandfather was deaf.
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  8. KlayeBlayk says:

    LMFAO, that was hilarious!