Born with a sixth sense
pilfering fortune cookies
I was eating lunch on the outside veranda at a local Pei Wei restaurant. A previous diner had left an opened fortune cookie on the ground. While enjoying my spicy pad thai bowl, a grackle (Florida black bird) walked right up and took the fortune cookie which was only about 2 feet from us.
I went inside and got another fortune cookie to see if he would take another one. I had a plan that I could get photos and write a haiku to post. I very carefully opened the cookie and slid out his fortune because I thought I would include a part of it in the haiku.
“You were born with a ‘Sixth Sense’ and superb insight.”
Perfect!! I put the cookie in approximately the same place and kept my eye on it. My phone rang with a call that I needed to answer. I was distracted, and Mr. Grackle found it to be the perfect opportunity to sneak up and abscond with the cookie! Oh NO!! I waited so patiently…and apparently, so did he!
He was casually walking away so I told my caller to please hold…and be quiet…I would explain in a moment. I got the camera ready and stealthily followed him out to the parking lot. Once he was enjoying his yummy treat, he didn’t mind that I was snap snap snapping away with my camera. Ah! Mission accomplished!! And I only got a few funny looks from fellow diners…oh…and I had to explain to the person I left hanging on the phone!