Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Overheard in the grocery store

Then . . . 

Jason F. Wright’s column is thought-provoking. In his latest, he describes overhearing a father-daughter conversation in the next aisle at the grocery store. Intrigued, he finally pushes his cart around the corner to see who’s been talking. The outcome was the subject of his column.

I’ve experienced that, only I’ve been on the other side. I was shopping with my youngest son one day, and when he saw the latest Lego offering, he said, “Mother, that is absolutely maaaagnificent.” A curious shopper came around the corner and did a double-take when she saw the child who had uttered such big words. He was 2 ½ at the time. 

He's 28 and probably hasn't played with Legos for a while, though as an engineer, he could build some great structures. Today he flies to Bejing, where he'll represent his company at a conference and plans to climb the Great Wall. 

My heart is with him. Be safe, Jeff. Remember, we have a tub of Legos here. Any time. 

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