Saturday, May 8, 2010


I was having a major attack of the grumpies today (still am to a certan degree), when I decided to stop off at Burger King for lunch after picking up a scrip at CVS.

After getting my order (Whopper Jr value meal) I found a booth to sit at. Placing my tray down (in and of itself, an adventure with my bad hands), I plopped my butt down and took off my hat and glasses.

As I started eating my fries, a three year old boy sitting in the booth next to me, pointed and said to his dad, "That man has no hair!"

Yes boys and girls, I have no hair. Been shaving my head consistently since 2006.

Anyways, the dad made the son apologize for being rude. I accepted it graciously, even though there really was no need for the boy to apologize.

Because for the rest of my lunch, I wasn't as grumpy as I was when I walked in to begin with. I also had a smile on face and my mood was just a little bit lighter by the time I finished.

Sometimes, honesty from a child can often bring a smile to even the grumpiest of peoople.


  1. That's a great story, G. Sometimes kids bring out the best.

  2. Thanks....and they sure do. Even my two (9 & 17) have their moments that brings a smile to their tired father.

  3. Usually, they blurt out something that is not a good thing at all, like what I did to my mother as a toddler/small child. I know one time I hollered something about "why is that lady FAT?" in as loud a voice as I could manage, apparently. :)

    But I agree, kids are so honest! It betrays how they think, which is if a thing is so, it's so and that's that.

  4. At least the kid didn't say, "Look, that man has a skullet!"

  5. That made me smile, too! When I was about that same age, I remember sitting in Taco John's (do you have those? This was in Minnesota) and creating AN ENTIRE SONG about someone being bald, who was sitting next to me and my family. I hope it made him smile, too, but I sort of doubt it.

  6. WW: So very true. To listen to child speak, from about the age of 12 downwards, it often becomes a shock to the system, because we as adults aren't used to hearing the truth, no matter what.

    Chris: I actually had to look up "Skullet" on because I had no idea on what that was.

    I think I am very glad that he didn't say that, although from time to time, my mustache has gotten like that. :D

    R.K.: Glad it made you smile too. I don't think I'd ever made a song up from scratch like that, although my daughter when she was younger, used to do that from time to time.

    No Taco John's here in CT. Took us forever and a day to get Taco Bells, and those hit CT in the mid 80's.

  7. Amazing he noticed the bald head and not the shorts, suspenders and duckie on the hat. lololsnort :)Bea

  8. Unfortunately, I was dressed normal because we had a boatload of rain with temps in the 60's.

    I'm sure though, he would've noticed the duckie on the head...:D

  9. Glad it cheered you up, but I think maybe you were forlorn because you only went for the Whopper JR instead of the full sized burger.

  10. Perhaps, but sometimes, ya know, you just have to find the proper balance between eating...yeech...healthy and eating your favorite calorie busting fast food items.

  11. Nice story. Kids just tell it like it is, and sometimes that's a good thing, and other times not so good!

    It's my turn to feel grumpy today.

  12. Joe: Ain't that the truth.

    I actually enjoy having conversations with little childrens, because sometimes I crave the need to have a slight disconnect from reality.

    Sorry to hear that you're experiencing a case of the grumps.

    Hope you come across something that will, if only for a few minutes, make that case of the grumps vanish.

  13. Aww...I've missed your posts, G!

    My schedule has been so erratic lately that I haven't been able to sit back and enjoy your pieces the way I wanted to (as in "sequentially"), but I'm happy to say that now I am (mostly)settled and can catch up on what I've missed.

  14. B: Howdy do young lady!

    Yeah, I can sympathize with the occasional erratic schedule.

    But it's the thought that counts. So long as you think about wanting to be somewhere, you are.


  15. I think all of the song consisted of: "Bald, bald, bald, bald, BALD!"

  16. Sort of like "Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam."

    I actually enjoy being bald.


    I haven't had to buy a bottle of shampoo since 2005. I just borrow everyone else's.

  17. You know my daughter's favorite dwarf is Grumpy! She always sees the best in him.

  18. Mine sometimes is Dopey. :D


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