The Chocolate Caper
It began innocently enough.... a gift to the couple letting us use their condominium. My sister Meg and I were going to put together a gift basket with wine, cheese and, at my suggestion, a wonderful box of chocolates. Since Meg was getting all the food for Galveston, I offered to bring the wine and chocolates. I chose a box of 18 chocolates at Cocoa Dolce in Wichita before we flew to Galveston.
Our first night there, we had a wonderful dinner of grilled salmon, asparagus and salad. As we sat on the deck with our glasses of wine, Meg confessed she had forgotten to bring anything for dessert. After thinking about this for a short time, we both looked at the box of chocolates. "Maybe we can ease the wax seal off the box and just have one", I said! Using the knife underneath the seal, it went pretty well until a big piece of the box top came off with the seal. "Well, we can buy some glue tomorrow", said Meg We each had a piece, taking the total to 14.
All went well until a break in our bridge game the next night. We had forgotten to buy glue and we had a craving for more chocolate. Down to eight chocolates. Okay, someone (no names mentioned) had more than one. Well, to make a long story short we ended up taking the remaining chocolates back to Houston with us and finished them off.
The moral of the story is... don't expect me to bring you chocolates and really give them to you.