Grandpa's Three Suggestions
“Hey, Terrell,” my granddad started out, “about your daughter,” I overheard my mother’s father saying --- on our porch...
“My youngest grandson, Gabriel - the one that’s in her class - thinks she doesn’t like him, but he’s carrying quite a torch!
“He claims he’s asked her out at least a half a dozen times - but somehow just can’t find a way to turn her pretty head.
I really hope he gets it done...I told him not to quit. I know they’d get along just fine, based on what he’s said.
“‘I’ve been tryin’ hard to get a date with Tosha Jackson, ‘but every time I ask she conjures up a new excuse!
Wha’da’ya’ think I oughta do? She’s everything I want…but if I’m not the type she likes...I s’pose there’s just no use.’”
“Don’t you dare give up,” I warned him, “Tosha’s quite a gal. She’s bright as hell and, just like you - good at several sports.
And being pretty doesn’t hurt,” he snickered...“that’s a bonus! Perhaps it’s time we talk about some helpful - last resorts.
“Guys who’re having difficulty melding with their ‘chosen one’ likely haven’t utilized these three effective “tricks”.
Each can make the difference when it comes to their decisions as to which - of all the guys the lady could - she picks!
“Write the girl a poem or two...show you’re sensitive side. Your mom and Granny loved it when we’d pamper them with verse!
But...never get too personal. Your daddy tried that once...and instead of bettering what they had...it actually made things worse!
“Another trick that worked for us - too seldom used these days - was driving out, on starry nights, to Jasper County Park,
Throwin’ a big ol’ blanket down - findin’ favorite music - then cuddlin’ up an’ doin’ a little smoochin’ - in the dark.
“And last, but not the least,” I told him, “sending cards and flowers - proving that you love them, Gabriel - opens many doors!
See...these three tricks are actually keys that tend to open hearts...and...if used well…the key to opening Tosha’s will be yours.”
Copyright © Mark Stellinga | Year Posted 2021
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