A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport.
As she had to wait for hours, she decided to buy a book and to spend her time reading. She bought,a packet of cookies too.
She sat down on an armchair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace.
Beside the armchair where she sat down,a man sat down also, opened a magazine, and started reading.
She opened the bag of cookies, and when she ate the first cookie, the man took one also.
She felt infuriated but didn’t say anything. She just thought:
“What the nerve! If I was in the mood I would punch his eye so that he does not forget this daring act!”
For each cookie she ate, the man also ate one.
That was making her fume up with rage but she just couldn’t react.
When only one cookie remained, she thought: “ah... What will this abusive man do now?”
Then the man divided the last cookie through the middle, giving her one half.
Ah! That was too much!
She was too angry!
She closed up her book, caught her things and headed for the boarding place.
When she sat down on her seat inside the plane, she looked in her purse for her eyeglasses. To her surprise, her packet of cookies was there, untouched, closed!
She felt so ashamed!! She realized that she had been wrong ...
She had forgotten that her cookies were still in her purse
The man divided his cookies with her, without showing infuriation, nervousness, or getting mad...
...while she was very mad, thinking that he was eating her cookies.
And there was no more time to explain herself... nor to apologize!”