Gramps

14 Dec
 
A woman in a grocery store happens upon a grandfather and his poorly behaved 3 year-old grandson. It’s obvious to her that Gramps has 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, Gramps is working his way around, saying  in a controlled voice, "Easy, Albert, we won’t be long — easy, boy."
 
Another outburst, and she hears Gramps 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 Gramps 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 Gramps 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 Gramps, "I’m Albert — the little bastard’s name  is Steve."

 
Thanks newlywed yet-to-be gramp Stevie

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One Response to “Gramps”

  1. Unknown December 16, 2009 at 5:09 am #

    Bwahahahaha! Been there. And lived through it! :o( They say that kids are a great comfort in your old age, well… I can certainly tell you that they help you reach it faster too.

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