Ever heard an annoyed parent in a restaurant? Oh lordy how it goes on.
Child: I want chocolate.
Mommy: They only have vanilla.
Child: But I KNOW they have chocolate.
Mommy: I swear you are on my nerves!
Mom is annoyed, harried and frustrated. She sits in a huff and takes a lick off the vanilla cone and hands it to the child. The child runs to hide behind a sign, but comes out soon after. They sit at a table near me. Savvy to the rescue.
Savvy: Actually, they don't have chocolate.
Child: Yes, they do.
Savvy: Well, since you don't want the vanilla, how about you give it to me?
I wink at mom.
Child: Vanilla's not so bad.
Savvy: It's better than nothing. But you said you didn't want it, so I can take it from you.
Child: I like vanilla.
Mom starts to smile
Savvy: Darn, I was really hoping to get that cone. You have to be good now, mommy said you're on her last nerve and that's not a very good place to be.
He starts to enjoy the cone. Mom relaxes. Savvy is the savior.
Savvy: He's so cute.
Savvy: Have you ever seen Jimmy Kimmel Live? he has these segments where he has kids on there and he has them try foods like jelly beans, only he puts them in pinto beans or he puts broccoli in their cereal to see how they react. You would put him on there.
Mommy: That's funny.
The kid is practically singing as he happily licks his cone.
Savvy: Are you sure about the cone?
Child: Yes. I like vanilla.
Mommy: Have a great day.
Savvy: You too.
Either I'd be an awesome mom or a slightly psychotic one, but I swear they both felt better when I was done with them.