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Thread: Gramps in the Supermarket

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix

    Gramps in the Supermarket

    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, Gramps 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 Gramps 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, lady," said the grandfather, "but I'm William ... the little brats name is Wayne."
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    That seems to have made the e-mail rounds today.
    Personally, I resent 'old' jokes. I don't relate to most of them.
    Seems like the world believes that after about age 50 certain abilities leave a guy. Usually not true at all.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I can remember the same thing when my kids were younger. when my wife would ask me to take them to the store with me I immediately felt faint
    Faith, Hope & Charity


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