281. Always Safety First
In a small town of California, there lived
boy by the name of Desmond Walker. Desmond
with his mom and dad in a red
-bedroom house. Desmond was ten years old and had
active imagination. His mother had her hand full
over Desmond. That boy of hers would get
all sorts of trouble. "Always safety first, Desmond!"
what she always repeated to her son.
his mother went out grocery shopping one Friday
. The supermarket's parking lot was jam-packed with cars
Friday evening. "Stick close to me, Desmond," said
mom as they entered the supermarket. Desmond's mom
him to fetch a shopping cart. He grabbed
shopping cart, and started heading back to where
mom was. Desmond then hopped on the shopping
and raced away at top speed. "That's not
smart, Desmond," said a voice in Desmond's head.
stopped and began pushing the cart like before.
remembered what his mom always said to him, "
After Desmond handed the cart to
mother, the two headed towards the dairy section
grab some milk. "Desmond, stay close to me,"
's mom said. The supermarket was bustling with shoppers.
stood close to his mother as they treaded
through the hordes of people. Then, in an
, Desmond thought of running away and hiding from
mom as a trick. Just as he was
to do so, Desmond heard the voice again. "
's not a good idea, Desmond," the voice said.
had remembered his mom's golden rule: "Always safety
"You've been such a good boy today," Desmond's
said to Desmond. Desmond said thank you and
treated to ice-cream as a reward.