Keep Cool, Steve

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I was always that badly behaved little twerp when I was three.

There was that one time when I went to the supermarket with my grandpa and it was quite obvious to him that he had his hands full with me screaming for lots of sweets, biscuits, cereal and soft drinks in the aisles.

Meanwhile, Grandpa was working his way around saying in a controlled voice, “Easy Steve, we won’t be long… Relax, boy.”

Another outburst and grandfather calmly said, ”Hang in there Steve, just a couple more minutes and we will be out of here.”

At the checkout counter, I began throwing items out of the cart, and Grandpa said again in a controlled voice, “Steve, Steve, stay cool. Don’t get upset. We’ll be home in no time.”

Very impressed, I overheard the lady at the counter whispering my grandpa, “You were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That whole time, you kept you composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be fine. Steve is a very lucky to have you.”

“Thanks,” replied the grandfather.

Not knowing that my name is Andy and Steve is actually my granddad. Granddad has this habit of talking to himself when he’s trying to control his temper and it works! Granddad has always been seen as the “cool” one in the family.

(photo courtesy of Photostock/Freedigitalphotos.net)

Andy Lim About Andy Lim

Oh, hello! I’m Andy Lim, 30-ish years old, a professional programmer living in Singapore. Interests include photography, history, film, reading, writing, music, erm.. almost everything else really. Notice: I can still be occasionally spotted on a tree.

Andy Lim About Andy Lim

Oh, hello! I’m Andy Lim, 30-ish years old, a professional programmer living in Singapore. Interests include photography, history, film, reading, writing, music, erm.. almost everything else really. Notice: I can still be occasionally spotted on a tree.

  • Matt C

    ROFL!!! I’m like this when I was a kid!

  • Kaskus!

    He’s surely cool!

  • Dmitry Messo

    Stay cool!

  • Mnskipogs

    You did good STEVE!

    • TheBigMilkshake

      LOL

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