That fly annoyed me, even before the plate came to the table.
There I was, attending the Ministerial Alliance meeting at Alba’s Italian Restaurant (FB), getting peeved at a bug!
Why couldn’t he annoy someone else. There were twenty other people there. Why me?!
The meal came, and boy was it good! It was one of my favorites, Chicken Piccatta. I especially love that buttery lemon sauce. So rich, so good!
That fly…that pesky little fly, made a low “fly by” coming in between me and my chicken piccatta.
Without even thinking, I gave a short burst of breath, knocking the little bug into my plate. There he was captured in the buttery lemon sauce of death!
I watched him struggle for just a moment, enjoying the torment of my tormentor. Finally, I picked him up out of the sauce, holding this annoyance up into the light. I looked closely, gloatingly over him. Finally, I covered him in an extra napkin, and put him out of my misery.
Smug and satisfied, I began to chew on my very next bite of chicken piccatta.
Then it hit me…
I just knocked a fly into my food!
I lost my appetite.
When was the last time you did something with unintended consequences?