Saturday, March 24

Under the Heading: People Suck**

My son is named for his two great grandfathers. My grandpa passed away a few years ago, but the ex's grandpa is still alive and well in Chico, CA. We named our son after these men because they were both men to be admired and were universally adored.
The ex's Gramps recently lost his wife, and is alone at their home. He awoke the other night to a gun in his face and the demand for all of his money. Apparently he has never been in the habit of locking his back patio slider, and they walked right in. Gramps was not harmed, they didn't even take his wallet, just the cash inside. His health and his credit rating will both be fine, and nothing could ever shake Grandpa's faith. (There's a country song by Brooks and Dunn, Believe. It could have been written for this sweet old man. I love that song because it makes me think of him.)
If they had knocked on his door in the morning and said they needed money, Gramps would probably have fed them and emptied his wallet for them all the same.
He will turn 90 in April.
People.Suck.
**Profanity deleted because Gramps would not approve.

8 comments:

Happily Anonymous said...

What a shame...but glad he wasn't harmed.

bananas62 said...

Glad he wasn't hurt. you know some people suck..always remember and never forget there are some good ones out there.

crse said...

wow, thats one of those things where yeah people do suck (and i dont want to play that down at all) but the universe was CLEARLY looking out for him (except for the trauma) that could have played out SO MUCH WORSE. Stuff like that kind of reinforces faith in a higher power. Im really glad he is ok.

Pendullum said...

So glad he wasn't physically hurt...
But I am certain it would have rocked some self confidence inside... So sorry for the loss of this..as no money can replace that...

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

OMG, how terrifying that must have been! I hope he locks up now! That kind of thing always happens to the nicest, most unsuspecting person! He's SO lucky it didn't go worse! WOW! You are right, people DO suck!

Mert said...

People do suck. I am sorry about all of that! Poor gramps. I hope his faith in humanity returns soon.

Ash said...

People suck _ _ _(profanity only imagined in respect to Granpa)

Glad to know he is ok. My Pop-Pop is the same. if they would only ask, he gladly give it to them.

Necia said...

This is great info to know.