Woman admires how grandpa handles spoiled boy, bursts out laughing when he says how he does it

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Everyone loves a good joke. And this one posted to Reddit’s “Welcome to/r/Jokes” page is a doozy. Anyone who has ever had a child or cared for one can sympathize with this and will probably find it absolutely hysterical.

It’s about a grandfather and his struggle to go shopping with his cranky grandson.

If you’ve ever taken a child to a store, you’ll know that it’s basically just a minefield of temper tantrums that you have to avoid by telling the child that they can’t get every single thing that they see in the store.

According to this joke, a passerby saw a grandfather expertly handling his grandson’s temper tantrum with the patience and compassion of a saint. But things turned out to not be what it seemed when the passerby decided to commend the grandfather for his efforts.

Just read the joke to the end and you’ll see what we mean.

“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, granddad 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 grandfather 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 cart and granddad says again in a very controlled voice, ‘William, William, relax buddy, don’t get upset.

We’ll be home in five short 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.

Another outburst and she hears the grandfather 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 cart and granddad says again in a very controlled voice, ‘William, William, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five short 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,’ said the grandfather, ‘but I’m William. The little brat’s name is Kevin.’”

Haha! In a perfect world, child caretakers would react as if William was the child but no one is perfect all the time. We applaud William for not losing his head!

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