Julian Lannigan

The Good Grandpa { 1 }

A woman in a grocery store notices a grandfather and his poorly behaved 3 year-old grandson. It’s obvious to her that Grandpa had his hands full with the child screaming for candy in the candy aisle, cookies in the cookie aisle; same for fruit, cereal and soda in their respective aisles. Meanwhile, Grandpa is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, “Easy, Albert, we won’t be long — easy, boy.”

Another outburst, and she hears Grandpa calmly say, “It’s okay, Albert, 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 Grandpa again in a controlled voice is says, “Albert, Albert, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes; stay cool, Albert.”

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

“You know, sir, 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… Albert is very lucky to have you as his grandpa.”

“Thanks, lady,” said Grandpa, “But actually, I’m Albert — the little terror’s name is Steve.”

~JL

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  1. Betty 17 September 2010 at 11:45 am #

    TOO FUNNY!!! : )

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