Why I’m NEVER Having Kids

Why I’m NEVER Having Kids #16: Chicken Fingers

April 21, 2008 · No Comments

Even when I’m on vacation, I can’t seem to get away from annoying kids!

Such is the case with last night’s outing: me and my friends had just arrived in Tampa, Florida, for some much needed rest and relaxation. After arriving at a friend’s house, we all agreed that we needed something to eat. One of the tenants of the house mentioned that there was a KFC/Long John Silver’s fast food place nearby, so we headed on over to get a bite to eat.

We get to the place and stand in line to figure out what we want. As I’m waiting for my turn to order, in walks an older gentleman – VERY older gentleman – and his granddaughter, who looks to be about 5 or 6. The little girl proceeds to hang onto the stand-in-line bar and swing back and forth with her feet dangling near the ground. Meanwhile, the grandfather is looking at the menu deciding on what he wants to order.

That’s when the granddaughter decides to chime in: “I wanna get chicken fingers!”

The granddad say, “okay, honey, wait until we get up there.” So far, nothing too annoying, right?

After I place my order, I shift myself to the right while the old man heads up to the front of the line. He must have had other people at home to get food for because he starts listing off a litany of food items he’d like to get… but he has yet to mention the word “chicken fingers.”

The little girl, realizing this slight, starts going off: “Granddad, I want chicken fingers!”

Grandfather: “I know, honey, wait a minute..” He then goes back to placing the order.

Little Girl: “I WANT CHICKEN FINGERS! I WANT CHICKEN FINGERS!!” She starts tugging at her grandfather’s pant leg: “GRAAN-DAAAD, I WANT CHICKEN FINGERS! Get me some chicken fingers!!”

Sigh… I can only imagine this guy was happy that this girl was only his GRAND-daughter, and that he didn’t have to raise her 24-7. Lord knows I was!

-A.P. Taylor

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