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The Giraffe…a very short story

Giraffe, Hot Air Balloon, Imagination

The giraffe was quite put out.  After all, high in the sky was where she liked to spend her alone time.  So one day, while she was contemplating the mysteries of the universe, mostly why humans ever evolved to destroy everything, a balloon floated up next to her.  The balloon was carrying one of the very humans she had been thinking about.

“HELLO, GIRAFFE,” SHOUTED, the person.

The giraffe was not pleased.  Giraffes, however, are inherently kind, generous and exceptionally polite, so when the first thought in her mind was to knock the balloon out of the air, she took a deep breath and just stared.

“SORRY TO BOTHER YOU,” YELLED the man.  “I’M WRITING AN ARTICLE AND WANTED TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE UNIVERSE.”

The giraffe was taken back.  Why would a human care about what she thought?  And, if he was sorry to bother her…why did he bother her?

“DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?”

Actually, she was thinking all kind of words in English, but none of them were polite or kind, let alone generous.

“SHAKE YOUR HEAD IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ME,” he SCREAMED.

The giraffe sighed and knocked him out of the air.  Then she went back to what she was doing before being interrupted.  I mean come on, a giraffe, even a kind, generous, and polite giraffe, can only take so much.

 

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