//
you're reading...
Aha! moments, Celebrity Wisdom, wisdom

You Can’t Drive A House? Take A Look…

As I’ve said, wisdom comes in many forms. We got an great look into the all male world of advice in a recent episode of Blue Bloods, the Tom Selleck series…in full disclosure, I watched every Magnum P.I. episode and most of his other works so I may be biased–plus one of my beloved cousins, Gregory Jbara, has a regular part on the show. Back to my point…

Tom Selleck plays the New York police commissioner, Frank Reagan. In a recent episode, “A Night on the Town” (Season 2, Episode 5), Frank and his father Henry, a retired police commissioner, take charge of their two grandsons, Jack and Sean. There’s a priceless scene when they take the kids to a restaurant. I always knew guys had special “guy” advice, and we got a little peek into that secret world. I found it oddly comforting and hope my kid heard this too. With apologies to the excellent writing, I did my best to capture the conversation. Enjoy:

Grandsons:         What else about restaurants besides no mayo on pastrami?

Frank:                   You can order lobster at a steakhouse but never order steak at a lobster shack.

Henry:                  And never order chili in a fast food chain … ever!

Frank:                   You should learn to cook a couple of things for yourself because there’ll be a few years between eating at a restaurant on your parents’ dime and when you’ll be able to afford it on your own.

Grandsons:         When does that happen?

Frank:                   After High School.

Grandsons:         What do we cook?

Henry:                  Sandwiches mostly. But, you should know how to make dinner for a girl.

Grandsons:         Really?

Henry:                  Really. Linguine with garlic and oil, simple salad, good bread.

Grandsons:         How long are we going to be too poor to eat in a restaurant?

Frank:                   Well, you won’t be poor exactly. But, you’ll be paying for everything that used to come free so you’ll feel strapped.

Grandsons:         Sounds scary.

Frank:                   Not really. But, always remember this: If a month comes and you can pay rent or the car payment, but not both…make the car payment. You can live in a car but you can’t drive a house.

Henry:                  No matter how good a deal sounds, NEVER buy anything from someone who is out of breath.

Frank:                   Now who’s for dessert?

After we have the strawberry shortcake, Frank, can you share more advice?

I’m curious, what’s the advice you got from parents and grandparents?

 

About these ads

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Great Shopping Great Prices

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 351 other followers

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 351 other followers

%d bloggers like this: