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(009) Lil Girl
A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old girl in her
basket. As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and
her mother told her no. The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and
the mother said quietly, "Now Monica, we just have half of the aisles left to go
through; don't be upset. It won't be long."
Soon they came to the candy aisle, and the little girl began to shout for candy.
And when told she couldn't have any, began to cry. The mother said, "There,
there, Monica, don't cry--only two more aisles to go, and then we'll be checking
When they got to the check-out stand, the little girls immediately began to
clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there'd be no
gum purchased. The mother patiently said, "Monica, we'll be through this check
out stand in 5 minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap."
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 Monica," he began.
Whereupon the mother said, "I'm Monica -- my little girl's name is Tammy."