In their book, The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies, Stan and Jan Berenstain’s beloved Brother and Sister Bear get a bad case of the “galloping, greedy gimmies.”
“Maybe it was because there were treats, toys, and fun things to do wherever they looked–at the mall, at the supermarket, on TV, and just about every which-where.”
I can totally relate to that. I can also relate to Mama Bear’s annoyance and Papa Bear’s outrage when the cubs pitch a fit in the middle of the store. Haven’t we all been there?
We’ve been known to have the occasional case of the gimmies around here. Yes, I’d notice the symptoms anywhere…that glassy-eyed look of awe, the inability to recognize the word “no,” and the nasally, whiney tone that infiltrates the vocal chords. Oh, you’ve encountered them, too? So, how does one treat a case of the gimmies?
“Selfish, greedy cubs can never be happy because you just can’t have everything you want all the time.” ~Papa Bear Berenstain
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