May I borrow a fry?

Have you ever had someone ask you to borrow something they clearly had no intention of returing to you? Such as a tissue, a paper towel, or a french fry? I have, and one such occasion is worth telling here.
I was with my youth group, and we went out to dinner at Chilie's. I had ordered a cheeseburger, or something (something that came with fries). And the girl who was sitting across the table from me, asked if she could "borrow" one of them. I assumed she just wanted to eat one of my french fries. I had no problem sharing a fry or two with her, so I told her she could. What followed is not what I expected. She picked up the glass bottle of Heinz 57 Ketchup, and used my "loaned" fry to help the ketchup start pouring out, in a sort of scooping motion. After she had poured enough kethcup out. She thanked me, and placed the borrowed fry back on my plate.

She truely had borrowed my french fry.

(c)2003 Michael Roney Jr.


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