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GeneralBiscuits Pinprofessional_Maxxx_5-Jun-14 19:49 
I was getting the train in to work, and had been dropped off at the station a few minutes early.
So, I grabbed a coffee, a small packet of biscuits and a newspaper from the platform shop, and sat at one of those small, uncomfortable, metal tables, to drink and do the crossword.
So, my newspaper is on the table, coffee cup steaming by its side, and I'm perusing the clues when the well-dressed businessman sitting opposite me reaches over, picks up my packet of biscuits, and rips them open! He then proceeds to remove one, and munch away at it, without a care in the world.
I was nonplussed - I had no idea how to react (I am British, which may explain that). So, I did nothing. I stared intently at the newspaper, and desparately tried to find a clue in the crossword that I could answer.
What seemed like ages passed, and I still hadn't got a clue about either the crossword or the biscuit thief. So, I simply reached over to the packet of biscuits and took one myself.
A few seconds later, the businessman took another.
And so we went on, not speaking or even making eye contact, until the packet was empty.
The train finally arrived at the station, and the gentleman grabbed his briefcase, and stood and walked away from the table.
I, also, stood, picked up my coffee and my newspaper. And there, on the table, under my newspaper, was my packet of biscuits!







** This is a Douglas Adams true story (so he said) that I read about in Salmon of Doubt - and am still laughing about it now. Thought I would share (though he told it better than what I did)
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