A man noticed a woman in the grocery store with a 3-year-old
girl in her cart. As they passed the cookie section, the
little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her no. The
little girl immediately began to have a conniption, and the
mother said quietly, "Now Missy, we just have half of the
aisles left to go through - don't be upset. It won't be long."
In the candy aisle, the little girl began to shout for treats.
When mom said she couldn't have any, she began to kick her
mother and scream. The mother said softly, "There, there,
Missy, don't cry - only two more aisles to go and then we'll
be checking out."
When they got to the checkout stand, the little brat
immediately began to reach for the gum and freaked out when
her mom said she couldn't have any. The mother patiently said,
"Missy, we'll be through this checkout stand in five minutes
and then you can go home and have a bottle and a nice snooze."
The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the
woman to compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient
you were with little Missy," he said.
The mother sighed and replied, "Oh, no, my little girl's name
is Francine - I'm Missy."