RE: [MOL] chicken soup... cookie thief [01268] Medicine On Line

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RE: [MOL] chicken soup... cookie thief

Title: RE: [MOL] chicken soup... cookie thief

What a great story!

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Martin Auslander
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] chicken soup... cookie thief

Dear Carla,

Thx for Irish blessings and the Cookie Thief

God Bless
marty and Barb

> Carla wrote:
>                            The Cookie Thief
> 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 beside her, as bold as could be,
> Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between,
> Which she tried to ignore, to avoid a scene.
> She read, munched 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'd blacken his eye!"
> With each cookie she took, he took one too.
> When only one was left, she wondered what he'd 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, "Oh 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 has been so galled,
> And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
> She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate,
> Refusing to look back at the "thieving ingrate."
> She boarded the plane and sank in her seat,
> Then 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 with despair,
> "Then 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!
>                             By Valerie Cox
>            from A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul
>         Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
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