Monday, May 23, 2005

Our Beliefs

A woman was waiting, At an airport one night with several long hours, Before her flight.

She hunted for a book, In the airport gift shop, bought a bag of cookies, and found a place to sit and wait.

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 have blackened 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 thought .. . . "Oh, brother!" This guy has some nerve, and he is also rude, Why, he didn't even show any gratitude!

She 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 other was his, and he tried to share...

Too late to apologise, she realised with grief that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!

How many times have we absolutely known that something was a certain way, only to discover later that what we believed to be true... ...was not?

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