Cool Jazz, Hot Fries, Prying Eyes June 29, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Food & Drink, Humor.
Sitting on the beach, listening to cool jazz, we decided a few nibbles were in order.
BFF walked over to order some fries ~ “chips” to Brits.
As BFF carried the plate of fresh fried potatoes back to our chairs in the sand, hungry eyes watched his progress.
By the time he sat down, a crowd of on-lookers had gathered round.
We found ourselves engulfed by forty odd gulls at the Gulf.
Ignoring their obvious intent, I leaned in, extracted a fragrant fry, dipped it into the Heinz, and lifted it to my mouth.
Fry mid-flight, a gull swooped down with Hitchcock-esque timing, intent on snatching the snack before it made it Down the Hatch.
The gull, scrabbling for purchase on the hot potato, convinced us that these airborne pirates would not be dissuaded.
They were going for the gold!
Some battles are meant to be fought. At other times, evasive maneuvers are the most promising battle tactic.
While the band of thieves focused beady eyes on the prize, we grabbed the plated fries and ran for cover.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Artwork by Marlane Wurzbach ~ available at Marlane Wurzbach.com.