Saturday, November 3, 2012
A GOOD GRANDFATHER
From CAROL JO ROBINSON
A woman in a supermarket was following a grandfather and his badly-behaved 3-year-old grandson.
It was obvious to her that he had his hands full with the child screaming for candy in the candy aisle, for cookies in the cookie aisle and for fruit, cereal ,and soda in the other aisles. Meanwhile, Grandpa was working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, "Easy William, we won't be long; easy, boy."
With another outburst and she heard the grandpa 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 was throwing items out of the cart and Grandpa said 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 went outside where the grandfather was loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She said to the elderly man, "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 kept calm. William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa."
"Thanks," said the grandpa, "but, I'm William. The little brat's name is Kevin."