By Braddah Lance
As many of Da WWD! Hui know, I observe a lot of things. I like to people watch and see how our society is in "real life".
Besides Downtown, Costco is definitely a place to watch... especially wen get da kine samples.
Da Keiki noticed one demonstrator showing chocolate granola bars and wanted to "sample" but she wasn't ready yet. She said she had to open da ENTIRE box of granola bars before she could start sharing and it would be a few minutes.
I thought it would be an excellent time to teach (reinforce) to my daughter da value of being patient. I told her dat if she wanted a piece, to wait patiently in front of da stainless steel stand and not to block da walkway. While just da top of her nose was eagerly peeking ovah da stand, several people peered ovah looking to see if da samples were ready but it was not.
There were quite a few dat were pretty rude about it and even one lady - yeah, an adult - had da nerve to stand IN FRONT/SIDE of Da Keiki literally cutting in da line of two.
Wassup Wit Dat!
There was anoddah kid about 10 years old dat was standing behind Da Keiki in line and had a look like, "isn't dat wrong... but das an adult so I no can say anything". I just stood wea I was about 12 feet away watching to see wat Da Keiki would do. Da "adult" waited about twenty seconds then left. Auwe dat kine! Da Keiki just smiled at me wen da wahine left still patiently waiting to get her hands on da goodie. Ahhh, childhood innocence.
Aftah wat seemed like 15 minutes of waiting, da samples was finally ready..... and of course da SWARM ensued like flies on doo-doo. Da Keiki being "first" turned out to be third and da ONLY ONE to say "Thank You" - a three year old.
But I did have a life "altering" moment shortly aftah. As we walked up to da front to meet Da Wife, I turned da corner with da stroller and there was cart turning from da blind corner. Luckily I saw it, slowed down and turned to da side as da teenager wasn't paying attention. Wen he realized he almost took out Da Keiki wit da monstah truck cart he said,
"Ohhh! Sorry, Uncle."
Uncle?!? Heh? Do I even look remotely close to "Uncle" status?
WASSUP WIT DAT!