In defense of the granddads
So many times, whenever we read a story like the one posted about the under 30’s club, we have the same response as the original author does, when we hear the stories of how our granddads had to walk uphill to get to school, and then walk uphill to get home again. And we’ve all thought, yeah right; you can’t walk uphill twice going in opposite directions!
But as Timon from the Lion King would say, “Au contraire, my porcine pal.” I believe you could walk uphill going there and uphill going back. Let me explain.
What we fail to forget whenever we listen to such a story, is that it is a story being told. And any good story teller is going to want to keep you rivetted to the story. And one has to give the teller a bit of poetic licence when telling the story.
So it is my assertion that no story teller is going to tell you he walked 5 miles uphill to school, then went down the hill, and then walked up the hill home again, and down the hill on the other side. It just doesn’t flow.
But it shouldn’t detract us from the fact that maybe graddad really had to go up the one side, and down the other side to actually get to the school. And of course on his way back, he would have had to go up the hill again, and of course down the other side again.
Nah. It’s far easier to write the old man off to having Alzeimers or something, than to actually believe him. So go ahead grandpa. Tell it like it is. I believe ya.
my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say