Chicago on my mind. And donuts.

Chicago skyline at sunrise

Chicago skyline at sunrise. Awesome!! (Image via Wikipedia)

I’m already in Chicago on my vacation/family wedding as you read this. But before I left, I put together this story I heard recently to share with you. It had some impact on me. Perhaps it may be of some meaning to you too:

A woman bought a bag of chocolate donuts while waiting for her train to leave the station. Looking around for a place to sit, she found a place next to a man reading a newspaper. He seemed to be in his 40s and was obviously engrossed in his paper. She set down her handbag and settled down to take one donut out of the bag on the table in front of her. Just as she took a bite, the man with the newspaper put his paper down and took one donut too! He didn’t even say, ‘excuse me’! She was so irritated. She continued chewing her donut and tried not to show her annoyance at the man’s rudeness.

But with every donut she took, he leaned over and took one until there was one left. How infuriating! Surely, now that there’s just one left, he will back off. Well, no. He leaned forward and picked up the last donut. He tore it in half, leaving a piece in the bag and eating the other. She was speechless. The nerve of this guy!!!

Soon after, the announcement for her train departure came and she put her things together and got on the train. She was thinking about how annoying the man had been and cursed herself for not telling him off there and then. A few minutes later, the train conductor came around to check the tickets. She opened her bag to retrieve her ticket. In her handbag, unopened and uneaten lay her bag of donuts.

I couldn’t help but wonder how many times I’ve been in a state about what I thought someone said or did when all along, THEY were accommodating ME. Hmm. Some food for thought.

I’ll be back before you know it! Ciao!! 🙂


  1. Great story! Love it!


  2. That lady was uber polite if I “thought” somebody tried messin’ with my donuts like that I’d be like “get your own” dude. This is a cute story. In the past, I have been in a “state” at the mistaken thought that someone had done me wrong.


    • Yeah, the lady must have been having a ‘good’ day in general… Lol! I’ve probably been there more times than I’d like to admit. Thanks for stopping by :-).


  3. Haha, yes I’ve heard this before but it’s always worth a telling. My version had a KitKat and the breaking off fingers. 🙂


  4. a very funny storytelling – the pointe took a time to creep in my mind before you wrote that down – nevertheless thanks for sharing your esprit …


  5. I recently saw this story elsewhere — can’t remember where. Wonder why it’s suddenly making the rounds? It’s interesting, but I find it VERY hard to believe that that guy bought exactly the same donuts as she bought! I would know immediately it wasn’t my bag of donuts because they would not be the flavors I’d bought!!


  6. You definitely made a very clear point with this story. And by the way.. enjoy your trip to Chicago and enjoy the wedding. Weddings are always fun.


  7. Amazing story. Can’t say anything like this has ever happened to me, but it just goes to show how accommodating people can be.


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