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Old 10-05-2009, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Cookie Thief


The Cookie Thief
by Valerie Cox


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.

How many times in our lives,
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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Old 10-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FANTASTIC!!

I actually needed to hear this today, thanks=)
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm an administrator on another board where politics is the main discussion. Each side demonizing the other. I get so sick of it. This was exactly what I needed to see. I started a new thread on the board and posted it. Bet none of them will see themselves, though.

Thanks for sharing!
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Wow! Thank you for sharing. Something to ponder.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I read this awhile back. I loved it then and still do.
Theres also one about a lady, her husband and the neighbor with the dirty laudry she hangs on the line. I will have to find it. That is also a good one.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've seen this before, it's a great message.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ooooh, I am so good at this one. Thanks for the reminder!
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