23.1.06

Think in the OTHER way !
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 knownthat something was a certain way,only to discover later thatwhat we believed to be true ... was not??
Note: I thought it would be something nice to share with you all. I got it as a mail few years back.

4 comments:

~I Love Chennai~ said...

That's an interesting post ...thx for sharing..

btw,thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting !

and I didn't write that '10' quote :)....just used it for the post- read that somewhere long back :))

senthil natarajan said...

though i have read this before it was nice to read it again and the moral of the story is awesome!

Anbae said...

This s interesting... the fact u shared s unpredictable even unavoidable.. its a human thing to mistake first an apologise next...ther's no credit in this..

But if things are done after a second to progress the verbs "think an do", then would be praise first and award next...

Thankx for the stopping by...

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