The Birds…

Recently, I had my last day of school. We ate our lunches on the grass fields and left them there to watch the Teachers vs 8th graders basketball game. We sat down with popsicles to watch the game. As the game started, the regular group of seagulls came onto the field. It was nothing new — we see them every day, but there were more on that day that we ever had before. They grouped around lunch boxes, trying to see which ones were open and which ones were worth taking. Two or three seagulls grouped around my friends’ and my lunch boxes. Some children were screaming because of their lost lunches.Our headmistress ran around with a whistle, trying to break up large hordes of seagulls. She was waving her arms and blowing her whistle all over the field. Finally, she neared the seagulls near our lunchboxes. One seagull (I guess he was frightened) in his hurry grabbed my lunch box with his beak. I looked him in the eye for a solid moment and then he took off — with my lunchbox. I wish I had taken a video of this that could’ve went viral, but I was more worried about my lunch than about my chances of going viral. My friends’ lunchboxes were unharmed, but all that was left of my lunch were a couple of purple, yellow, and orange carrots scattered on the ground. Still, the basketball game went on. One seagull was on the court, but the referee scared it away with his whistle. After the game, many lunches were lost. Despite the children’s cheering and screaming, the teachers still won.