The monkey and the cake


YouTube moments.

They happen all the time and I never manage to catch them on camera.

Those little tableaux of ordinary life that make you kill yourself laughing.

My husband and daughter (aged 6) were blissfully tucking into a large piece of chocolate cake. A very large monkey had his eye upon that cake and slowly stalked them through the artfully placed flower arrangement behind their seats.

What to do? I didn’t want to cause mass panic. So I very calmly said, “I think you may want to stand up very slowly and move away from the table.”

Spouse refused on male principle, “Why?”

Right then the monkey made his move and spouse ended up nose to nose with gigantic male monkey hell bent on having a snack.

Spouse screamed.

Daughter laughed.

Monkey gave them both a look which spoke volumes and did not move.

Then, my husband decided to take charge. He stood up and waved his hands at the primate saying, “Shoo! Shoo!”

The primate continued to look at him as if to say, “And he is supposed to be more evolved than me?”

He didn’t get the cake, but he did get all the little sachets of sugar.


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