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By fuckoffgramps - / Sunday 24 January 2016 17:10 / United States
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OP I've had that to me so many times! It's awful. You need to strengthen your knees. I'm sorry though, I feel your pain.

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you either are pretty stupid or didn't understand this fml. Either ways that was a waste of a comment

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Sounds like OP's grandpa has been watching to many old episodes of King of the Hill and thinks he is Hanks dad from the show

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Not sure why you are getting downvoted, I find it kind of rude for OP'S grandpa to not only try to degrade OP'S pain with a story of something that never happened, but also say that something horrible that may have happened to someone else happened to him. (minus the "stitching the kneecaps back on" part, that couldn't happen to anyone because I'm preeetty sure it's not possible.)

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I didn't realize that people were downvoting me and I'm confused by it as well. I wouldn't mess with lying about going to war because the people who actually have, will probably be enraged if someone like ops grandfather tried to play it off like that. I know I would be

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Maybe he said it because he's old and going a little senile? Either that or op doesn't know that his grandpa went to Vietnam because he's never mentioned it before now. There are lots of grandparents out there that have never talked about their war time before as it's something they'd rather not bring up or think about. It's a possibility at least.

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I have a uncle who never talks about it unless he is intoxicated. Nothing fun about talking about picking your friends body parts up back in the day.

See I'm not sure if this is the same case but my uncle served in Vietnam but kept it a secret from his entire family. The only reason his sister found out was because my family dropped the ball not knowing that she didn't know. This is 45 years later she found out. His parents never jnew

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If that was the case here, why would he casually make a comment like that? If you want to keep it a secret, that's a poor way to do it.

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Yes, this is what I just said too. I've heard stories of that happening where the grandpa never mentioned they'd been to war. Often the family found out after he died and they went through all his stuff later on. It's not likely, but it is possible. And by "stitched them back on" he could just mean they fixed them. Either that or he's just getting old and a bit senile.

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