A woman is in a
grocery store and happens upon a grandpa and his poorly behaving 3 year-old
grandson at every turn. It's obvious Gramps has his hands full with the kid
screaming for candy in the candy aisle, cookies in the cookie aisle; same for
fruit, cereal and soda. 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 outta here -- hang in there.'
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and
Gramps again in a controlled voice is saying, '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 for
'Thanks, lady,' said Gramps, 'But I'm Albert -- the little bastard's name is