My grandpa, at every red light we stopped at when driving somewhere, would magically snap his fingers and the light would change green. It amazed me. I tried so hard to snap and change the light like him when I was little.
About 2-3 years ago I was sitting at a stop light and it finally clicked...he was watching the traffic light going the opposite way and could see when it was about to change. I called him out on it and boy did he laugh. I love my grandpa.
Edit: I’m currently 32 years old and it took me that long to have the realization of what he was doing.
When I was a wee lad I told my grandma "I can talk without talking!" Then just stood there. She informed me that's called thinking. Years later she told me she was impressed I was aware I could think at such a young age. Four-year-olds are dumb.
@18bluecat, Wanted to let you know that I commented on this without commenting.
I miss my grandpa......
I commented before but I remembered something. I'm the second oldest grandchild and about two years ago or so my whole family was at my mom's house. My youngest cousin is somewhere between 11-13 at the time and he has no actual personality, just a bunch of quotes from let's players or something. He was sitting next to my grandpa who was just absentmindedly shuffling a deck of cards and looking completely miserable as he said the same quote for the FOURTH TIME. Maybe it's funny with context but without it, it was just nonsense. I think it was something with barrels.
I texted my younger brother and he told my cousin that he just plugged in his xbox and he could go play Fortnite, then we got my older brother and we played cards with my grandpa and he looked so much happier. Later, when everyone was gone and asleep, my brother claimed we were his favorite grandchildren and he didn't say anything but he winked.
To be fair, our competiton was the quotes machine
His older sister, a total brat (On that trip, I was in the car with my dad and grandpa on the way back from dinner. My dad, who is a very wonderful man, was about to say something but he's like "I won't speak ill of your granddaughter." My grandpa gave him the green light and he tore into her and my grandpa just chuckled and nodded.
Our other cousins are fine, one is whiny and an airhead but she's alright. Her older sister is probably the only competition we have, she's actually fun to be around and likes to play games with him.