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Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant.

My seven-year-old grandson asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all!  Amen!”

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream!  Why, I never!”

Hearing this, my grandson burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?”

As I assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my grandson and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.”

“Really?” my grandson asked.

“Cross my heart,” the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing),

“Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”

Naturally, I bought my grandchildren ice cream at the end of the meal. My grandson stared at his ice cream for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you. Shove it up your butt you grouchy ol’ b*tch!”

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  1. Typical, pray to a non existant God and then let the kid be very rude to someone else

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    • Whether one believes in God or not is irrelevant to me, but yes, the little boy would have made much more of a positive impression if he had not been so rude to her. He was just stooping to her level.

  2. Fantastic response – I would be so proud if that was my grandchild. He wasn’t rude. The growly old woman was. He was being grateful and making a perfectly reasonable request. The old biddy was jealous and stuck her bib in someone else’s business. He gave her the icecream for goodness sake people!

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    • I call this very rude and how were your children bought up or dragged up He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.
      With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you. Shove it up your butt you grouchy ol’ b*tch!”

    • I am an oldie closer to 70 than 65 but I happen to think this was wonderful, too many “old” people think the world and everyone in it owes them. I would probably have mentioned tony grandson when wegothome,that name calling is not a cool thing to do, and it would have been better to say something like sorry God gave us the ice cream, you can have mine, but it wouldn’t have been as funny but boy would she have felt small.

  3. That made my day ! I had Such a good laugh

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    • Reading other comments I would say there are quit a few Grouchy ol ‘buggers here. Maybe we should chip in and get ice cream for all of them ! HAHAHAHA

    • I have Values Leanna Stephenson. I also have a sense of Humour something you obviously do not have ,get over it. It’s a joke try and use the muscles in your face for something other than Sneering (-;

  4. Surely..this is a JOKE,isn’t it? Why is everyone replying so seriously?

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  5. Why laugh, it is time people started to sit at tables for meals as well as a prayer

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    • Oh dear, I think you have missed the point. The old b@&ch should have remembered we ask God in our prayers for anything we want, that includes ice cream when you are a little boy. Ithink it is wonderful this little boy said grace at all let alone in public. No one was laughing at the prayer it was the old ?..? Who was so rude concentrating on what she saw as a negative and not the prayer that was offered.

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