Okay, so…South Beach

So, one of my grandsons and his best friend are in South Beach, FL for spring break.  They were on the beach this morning, when some guy walked up to him and asked to use his phone. He said, “No.”  The guy said, “I’m gonna beat the crap out of you.”  My grandson, who is over six feet tall, just looked at him and said, “I’m from Chicago, you know what the murder rate is in the city?”  The guy held up his hands and said, “Hey, no problem, no problem,” and walked away.  There are benefits that go along with living here.  We can scare people 🙂    Apparently, to some, we are all thugs, carry guns, and work for the mob. People believe Al Capone is still alive and kicking.  Anyway, it was a fun story and no one got hurt.  I’m so proud of him. Sigh.  Debbie called me immediately to let me know.  She said, “You’re gonna love this one.”  She was right.  I love it.  Just love it.


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10 Responses to Okay, so…South Beach

  1. Heartafire says:

    That’s a very scary scenario . It’s revolting that our kids can’t go on spring break without harassment. As a Miami native I can tell you there is a lot of violence and gang activity. I’m glad this turned out okay.

    • Me too. My grandson doesn’t actually fight but he’s from here so he has the attitude to scare people. Violence is more prevalent everywhere. It’s a terrible thing.

  2. Resa says:

    I’m smiling and chuckling, myself, but that story is as scary and sad, as it is funny! I’m so happy your grandson and his pal are okay!

    • Thank you. Me too. You never know when things are going to go the wrong way. Phones are stolen all the time, you don’t just hand it over to someone. It’s too bad threats are a form of communication now. But I’m glad it turned out okay as well. All the stupid things that happen, you just never know.

  3. lisakunk says:

    I love happy endings.

  4. Great story Gigi. But it is sad that the murder rate is so high

  5. maggie0019 says:

    Great story. I’m sure glad it worked out

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