Surviving the grocery store
A man noticed a woman in the grocery store with a three-year- old girl in her cart.
As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her no.
The little girl immediately began to have a conniption fit, and the mother said quietly, “Now Missy, we just have half of the aisles left to go through–don’t be upset. It won’t be long.”
In the candy aisle, the little girl began to shout for treats.
When mom said she couldn’t have any, she began to kick her mother and scream. The mother said softly, “There, there, Missy, don’t cry–only two more aisles to go and then we’ll be checking out.”
When they got to the checkout stand, the little brat immediately began to reach for the gum and freaked out when her mom said she couldn’t have any.
The mother patiently said, “Missy, we’ll be through this checkout stand in five minutes and then you can go home and have a bottle and a nice snooze.”
The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. “I couldn’t help noticing how patient you were with little Missy,” he said.
The mother sighed and replied, “Oh, no, my little girl’s name is Francine–I’m Missy.”
This page was last updated September 11, 2002.