Monday, February 21, 2011

What's Wrong With That Picture? (Photo) Wrong Grandpa, Hah!

There is something terribly wrong going on back in the USA.  So, I'm going to use this photo and some of my Grandfatherly wisdom to try and demonstrate how things like getting the wrong Grandchild can happen. I'll have a bunch of questions to ask, as well. I don't want to know what's wrong with this picture.

I want to know what's wrong with the picture in Cleveland Ohio, USA.

A Grandpa went to pick up his 3 year old Grandson at a school for little people (Daycare Center, I guess you'd call it) and didn't realize it was the wrong kid until he got home. What?

This is a true story. It happened in Ohio. I'll give you a REFERENCE FROM ABC NEWS in ARIZONA because I'm pretty sure the two locations are far enough apart to keep them from throwing rocks at each other.

First, my Grandfatherly advice would be all Grandpa's should know who their Grandkids are. And Grandkids should probably be taught to recognize their Grandparents. This can be tricky, sometimes.

Like, in my photo above. It's pretty hard to find your Grandson at a school function where everybody looks the same. But, if you shave the boy's head, he'll be easier for Grandpa to spot.
The son-in-law and I just have to make sure the other parents don't all get the same idea. Hah !

There are a few other tricks up my sleeve, but, you won't be hearing about them today.

It's been a long time since I've visited the USA and I just wonder, what's wrong with the picture, back there.

Did somebody slip something in the drinking water?

Don't parents teach their children who Grandpa really is?

Can a 3 year old child tell the teacher, "That ain't my Grandpa"?

Do people just get drunk or drugged and walk into little people's schools and say, "I'll take that one, over there".  "Yup, the one with hair on his head, givum here. I'm the boy's Grandpa today".

A long time ago, I remember people used to have something like, personal responsibility and pretty much made sure everybody in the family knew each other. Are we entering a new era?

Is one of those Pro Bono Lawyers (Pro Cher sounds cool, too) getting ready to jump on this case?

Any chance this Grandpa could get a cut of the money that might be awarded the poor parents?

Do me a favor, please. After you've attempted to digest the story, tell me, "What's wrong with that Picture"?




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