Thursday, 17 November 2016

Be Careful What You Wish For

This post supersedes the previous in importance
Still feeling run down, have had to cancel a planned overtime shift tonight
So popped into Marks today and instead of a scotch egg
I bought myself an egg custard tart
( feed a cold starve a fever like they say)
As I walked through the ladies department on the way out,
I managed to get one out of it's wrapping ( a feat in itself as the box was still in the carrier bag)
And just as I left the store I took one blissfully cool bite out of the pastry
before  a fucking seagull swooped in and snatched the rest right out of my hand!

I almost wept

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  1. I would have wept. Did you go back in and buy another? X

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    1. I had one other which I had to finish off as a panacea to shock

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  2. Good grief. The nerve of that bird.

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  3. Oh John, bless you.

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  4. Thank God it wasn't just going into your mouth ! You would be walking around with a seagull stuck to your face ... ( like when you hit a bird driving the car ... )

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  5. NO!!!
    Gawd. Life is so unfair.

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  6. Good God. What a brave bird. I've been rat catching and it sounds like you need a rat trap sewn on your shoulder. They are frightening. I can't put them down that they snap.

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  7. As a lover of custard tarts, you have my sincere sympathy.

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  8. Oh I so wish you had caught it on video...

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  9. The universe saying you should have been home in bed?

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  10. bold little bastard.

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  11. Karma. Remember you found a £20 note? The Universe has a way of taking things back! Seriously though, that is rotten luck probably compounded by the fact that you feel so rough. I hope that you get well soon. x

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  12. wow...and no one caught that on video? i would have paid to see it. just wondering what you said when that happened?

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  13. Reminds me of my dad's experiences in India in the war. To avenge his karma he shot a man eating tiger.

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    1. The best comment so far...can't beat it

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  14. Lovely Hubby lost an entire Cornish Pasty that way once ;-(

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  15. Just think of the weight you won't put on. Every cloud and all that.... get well soon

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  16. You mean it actually did it whilst in the act of fucking? Honestly, the gall of some! - and the acrobatics!

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  17. But was it a four-pack or a two-pack?

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    1. 2 pack! Thank the Lord!

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  18. Bet that bird keeps a sharp eye out for custard tarts. Sorry it was your tart that got pinched.

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    1. Reading online about seagulls in north wales apparently they are more aggressive that anywhere else!

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  19. Well, at least the gull didn't shplot in your bag! Glad you had another ...

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  20. I would pay good money to see a video of that! Sorry John! Haha.

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  21. Seabirds can find food hard to find at this time of year. It was so kind of you to offer your custard tart to Jonathan Livingston Seagull. He was obviously starving. Next time how about some fresh fish?

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  22. OMG I would have sh*t myself. That's what you get for going upmarket, stick to scotch eggs next time.

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  23. Thought you were going to say "As I walked through the ladies department I stopped to buy Winnie some frilly period pants" 😂
    Sorry you lost your egg custard to a seagull.

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  24. Serves you right for eating whilst walking !!!!!.... that will teach you to wait until you get home !!! XXXX

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  25. That's pretty brazen. Our seagulls never seem to be that desperate. I think I would have gone back for another pack, though :)

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  26. OMG I am actually sobbing with laughter! Only you John, only you! x

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  27. The ones in Padstow are thugs. Seen a few kids mugged if ice cream.

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  28. That'll teach you not to eat in the street.

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  29. Oh dear!! When we visited St Ives recently, our B&B host said that you can tell a 'local' down there because they stand with their back firmly against a wall, so the B seagulls can't swoop over their shoulder and steal their Cornish pastie! We saw some pretty aggressive gulls - perhaps they come up your way when the pickings get slim in winter?

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  30. Bastard birds. The babies look so cute though. Sad they have to steal our food & have become so aggressive in some seaside towns or even villages including mine where they rather like hanging around on the village green in the hope of chips.

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  31. I nearly got mugged for my ice cream whilst sitting on a bench on Llandudno Prom. I pushed back my hair from my eyes looked up and the seagull was inches from my face. I nearly hit it before it flew off and left my ice cream.

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    1. Yprobably the same bastard!

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  32. That nearly happened to me with a Kookaburra but I held on tight to my cheese and pickle sandwich. Nothing gets to steal my food!

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  33. Many years ago we were in Montauck NY
    for the summer. 'my 4 year old son was attacked by seagulls for his little cup of ice cream.
    It is quite scary, the damned things are big!!

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  34. Didn't you notice? That was Tippi Hedron standing behind you?

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  35. Gulls here usually just poop on your freshly washed car.

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  36. and I thought the seagulls in new jersey/delaware were rotten thieves!

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  37. a lot of years ago my dog stole my slice of cheesecake off the table on my birthday. It was just one slice which I had been given and i did actually cry

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  38. Oh dear lord, I laughed so much at this post. I then forced my husband to listen to it (he laughed too).I was waiting for a scene out of Hitchcock's "The Birds" next! -Jenn

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  39. It's those flying birds that are the problem, flightless waterfowl would never steal your pastry.

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  40. I actually laughed out loud when I read this. So sorry...sucka! hee hee

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  41. I once saw a raven fly over with a sandwich clutched in its beak, I always assumed it had found it in the trash or something, but now I wonder if it was stolen.
    Saw you've had some rough weather in Wales, I hope all is well where you are.

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  42. Oh no!!!!! A gull once swipe a churro out of my sister-in-law's hand when we were near a beach in Mexico. 20 years ago! She still complains about it.

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  44. Serious . . .
    Damn that gull . . .

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  45. Stupid seagulls. To quote Finding Nemo, "rats with wings!"

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