By fuckoffgramps - United States - New Freedom
Today, I twisted my knee while cutting firewood with my grandpa. The pain was so crippling, I fell over screaming. His response? "Quit your bitching, I had my kneecaps blown off in Vietnam. They had to stitch 'em back on." He's never been to Vietnam, or even out of the country. FML
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By  amileah13  |  26

Why would your grandpa say he was in Vietnam? Not really something to mess around with.


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.)

  amileah13  |  26

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

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

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.

By  lantz4levi  |  19

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

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

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.