Monday, July 11, 2016

The Cookie Thief

Is the title of today's inspirational message

A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
with several long hours before her flight. She
hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a
bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book but happened
to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold
as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from
the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to
avoid a scene.
So she munched the cookies and watched the
clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her
stock. She was getting more irritated as the
minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice,
I would blacken his eye.”
With each cookie she took, he took one too,
when only one was left, she wondered what he
would do. With a smile on his face, and a
nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and
broke it in half.
He offered her half, as he ate the other, she
snatched it from him and thought… oooh,
brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also
rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!
She had never known when she had been so
galled, and sighed with relief when her flight
was called. She gathered her belongings and
headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the
thieving ingrate.
She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
then she sought her book, which was almost
complete. As she reached in her baggage, she
gasped with surprise, there was her bag of
cookies, in front of her eyes.
If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the
others were his, and he tried to share. Too late
to apologize, she realized with grief, that she
was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

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