She also said her grandson, Tyler, dressed in all black which “really disturbs” her and went on to lament that Tyler wasn’t more like the young shop assistant who helped her during her visit.
The elderly grandma had gone to to her local shop for some yogurt-covered cranberries because like all of us, she had a late night craving.
During her midnight jaunt, she encountered store employee Nathaniel Hunter whom she described as a “fine young man”.
He helped her work out the “darned contraption” also known as the trail mix machine so she could get her hands on those yogurt-covered cranberries.
“Instead of mearly (sic) pointing me in the direction he walked me over to the trail mix machines,” she wrote.
“He even put in the number so I could print out my barcode. I have trouble with all this new technology and it is nice to know that there are bright young people out there that will stop and help and old lady like me.”
While simultaneously praising Nathaniel, she also took the opportunity to shame her grandson.
“As I was leaving the store I couldn’t help but wish my own grandson could be more like Nathaniel,” she continued on the comment card.
“I know that’s terrible of me to say as a grandmother. Don’t get me wrong I love my Tyler to death, but he is so rude to me sometimes. Whenever I ask for computer help he just tells me to Google it. He dresses in all black and it really disturbs me. His mother says it’s only a phase. I hope so. Perhaps I’ll see Nathaniel again and I can ask him to be friends with Tyler so that he has a good influence.”
The grandmother’s comment of the week has been proudly displayed at the front entrance of the store for two weeks running.
It has yet to be revealed whether or not Tyler and Nathaniel have become friends.
This article first published on Starts at 60.