My friend Jen sent this via my friend Bess, and I think it’s funnier’n hell:
This is the story, as I got it:
A seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a neighborhood shop. The seagull waits until the shopkeeper isn’t looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of cheese Doritos. Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and shared by other birds. The seagull’s shoplifting started early this month when he first swooped into the store in Aberdeen, Scotland, and helped himself to a bag of chips. Since then, he’s become a regular. He always takes the same type of chips. Customers have begun paying for the seagull’s stolen bags of chips because they think it’s so funny.
Jen says, “I saw an egret do something similar in Clearwater near a mall I used to work at. Maybe they’re in the same gang.” Know what I like best? That the little sneak walks in, but runs out. What more can one say but: heh.