A woman was waiting in an airport one night

With several 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 had 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 the baggage she gasped, 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!