Cookies

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

    She hunted for a book
    In the airport shop,
    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...ooh, 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 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!
    :roll

    Moral: Always keep an open mind and heart, because appearances can be very misleading.
    Last edit by ptnurse on Sep 24, '02
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   christianRN
    Very cute!! Good point too, that things aren't always as we see them to be.
  4. by   NurseDennie
    Cool poem! It's a classic story in the HITCH-HIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY series by Douglas Adams. He says it happened to him - in a railway station in London.

    Just kills me every time I think about it. In Adams' version, having ignored the taking of the first, cookie (biscuit), he HAD to ignore all the rest, with, if anything, even greater vigor.

    LOL

    Love

    Dennie
  5. by   vettech
    Originally posted by ptnurse
    A woman was waiting
    At an airport one night
    With several long hours
    Before her flight.

    She hunted for a book
    In the airport shop,
    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...ooh, 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 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!
    :roll

    Moral: Always keep an open mind and heart, because appearances can be very misleading.
    That exact story was told by a character, Arthur Dent, in Douglas Adams' "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" only it took place at a train station and it was "biscuits" (the character and author are English)
  6. by   Mkue
    I love that Poem, thanks !

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