I recently spent a delightful long weekend down in Eilat (South Israel) with my hubby. Here’s a little story about a strange couple at our thing we noticed during our stay at the hotel…
We spotted them on the first day in breakfast room, trying to hide behind a pot plant whilst making sandwiches from all the different buffet foods & they were taking yogurts, cheeses and salads too.
And when I say they were taking salad, I literally mean scraping salad off a plate and putting it straight into a handbag – truly weird! By the time they left the dining room, there were 9 empty plates on their table! Yes, I counted them!
They were to become known as “The Breakfast Burglars” or “The People that Stole Breakfast”.
The next day, they came to breakfast with an empty bag and once more strategically placed themselves on a table half hidden by pot plants – so the manager wouldn’t be able to see them. You have to hand it to them, they seemed to be pro’s at their craft.
Before they had even taken a bite of food, 3 full plates from the buffet had made their way into the ever-expanding black bag. They stole pickled fish, salads, yogurts & boiled eggs. Then the woman came back to the table with a block of Camembert cheese – well, not a block, THE block – she had taken the entire cheese from the buffet, wrapped it up in napkins and crammed it into her bag.
Her husband/co-conspirator then returned with an entire loaf of bread and also proceeded to place the loaf in the bag, which was now full to capacity.
I was in shock! I know that many people take a little food to snack on later in the day, but this pair was taking half of the buffet with them and they hadn’t even started their breakfast yet!
As the man came back to the table with a selection of bread rolls, jams and spreads, I rolled my eyes at Avi in amazement as he tried to put more food in the bag.
The man caught me, but I wasn’t embarrassed. He should have been though!