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 buggy, 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. This little bastard’s name is Kevin.”