An Unexpected Date on Valentine’s Day

Franny Granny went to the park on Valentine’s Day. She was a little sad because she didn’t have a date and she would be spending Valentine’s Day alone.

While walking through the park, Franny Granny saw Donald, an old friend of hers sitting on a park bench. She saw he was alone.

Franny Granny heard that it was acceptable in these days to ask a man out on a date. She had never tried it before but she also didn’t relish the thought of spending Valentine’s Day alone.

“Hi Donald,” said Franny Granny.

“Oh,” said Donald, in s standoffish voice. “Hello Franny.”

“It is Valentine’s Day,” said Franny Granny. “I was wondering if you would like to go for a coffee with me.”

“Why would I want to do that?” asked Donald.

“I am alone and you are alone,” said Franny Granny. “I just thought…”

“Well, you thought wrong,” snapped Donald. “I wouldn’t go out with you if you were the last woman in the world.”

Donald got up off the bench and started walking away.

“You are eccentric,” yelled Donald. “Who wears plastic flowers in their hair? Who wears dresses that are too short for them?”

Franny Granny was heart-broken and humiliated. She sat down on the park bench and cried.

Happy Heart just happened to be walking through the park where Franny Granny was. She overheard what Donald had said. She knew she would have to spread love and happiness to Happy Heart because Donald was just plain rude to her.

“Oh Franny Granny,” consoled Happy Heart. “I am so sorry. That was a horrible thing Donald did.”

“It is okay,” said Franny Granny. “I am used to being treated like that.”

“It isn’t okay,” said Happy Heart. “Donald needs to apologize to you.”

“That will never happen,” said Franny Granny.

Happy Heart excused herself and she went to talk to Donald.

“You were very rude to Franny Granny,” said Happy Heart. “I overheard what you said to her. All she wanted was a little company on Valentine’s Day.”

“I know,” said Donald, feeling bad. “I had a bad day and I took it out on Franny Granny. I said some very hurtful things to her.”

“I think you need to tell her that,” said Happy Heart.

“I will do better than that,” said Donald. “I will take her out to dinner tonight.”

“That would be wonderful,” said Happy Heart. “I am sure I Franny Granny would love that.”

Franny Granny did love it. Her and Donald had a wonderful date together. He even bought her a dozen of red roses.

“Happy Valentine’s Day,” said Donald at the end of the evening, giving Franny Granny a kiss on her cheek.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • No matter how bad of a day you have, do not take it out on others.
  • Example: Donald had a bad day and said some very rude things to Franny Granny. However, he did make it up to her by taking her out for dinner.

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