Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Cookie Thief

This poem by Valerie Cox, is one of my all-time-favourite bits. Read it in "Chicken Soup For The Soul"....
The idea of "Perspective" has been so simply & easily conveyed here, that it manages to make me smile each time I read it.

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.

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Confessions Of A Raconteur

Okay... Shruti made a new blog... "A proper one this time.."

Well, this one deserves a special mention in a totally new post:

& somehow, the story which i personally do NOT like so much, turned out to be her first post!!!
Anyhooo... even reading that was so much fun!!!

Am damn sure, even the rest of her posts will be a reader's delight!!

Keep a track of 'em

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Amul Hits

The ads of the Amul Campaign have been my latest craze, all thanks to this hoarding put-up outside the College. :D

:D :D

Here's the link to the entire series:

It has the entire lot, starting from 1976!!!

Kudos to the creative team!!! They're aewsome!!!


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