My wife had called me from the grocery store after this incident this past summer, and I am relaying it to you now.
My wife was grocery shopping with our two sons who were 1 and 3 at the time. They were having a hard time behaving and they were touching everything they could and were grabbing things off the shelves. My wife kept telling them to sit still and to keep their hands inside the cart.
After one such admonition, a man came around the end of the aisle and looked right at the boys. “Listen to your mother,” he said. “Look at me – I didn’t keep my hands inside the cart.” And he was missing one arm! Remember this was in summer and he was wearing a T-shirt, so it was obvious to even a toddler that something bad had happened to this man’s arm.
The man went on his way and they never saw him again. My wife continued her shopping, and the boys did not move for the next five minutes.
“My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother”
– Proverbs 6:20
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