I have weird friends and I hope this will make them smile.
I am a bagel. My eyes are black olive stuck by toothpicks into my bagel head. My tongue is cream cheese. My legs and arms are pretzels.
“How do you talk?” “How can you type?” “How can you write?” “Why do you talk so very much?” “What is life like for a bagel like you?” These are the questions that I am continuously asked as I walk around with herbs for my hair.
I was riding in the car talking, enjoying the conversation between me and my friends when out of the blue for no reason I could tell the one in the passenger seat yelled, “Shut up! You’re a bagel.”
I was quite shocked and did not know how to react. I indeed was a bagel, but that had not stopped me from talking before. “Why?” I quietly asking hoping that I would not anger him more.
He simply laughed and laughed. Soon he was able to speak. “You’re a talking bagel.” He spoke as if he did not realize for the years we were friends that I was bagel who could not only talk but also walk and live an almost normal life.
“Yes, and,” was my reply all the while the drive sat quiet listening in on the short conversation.
He was amused by the realization that a bagel was talking to him, “How do you talk?”
I could not help but smirk as I answered, “With my mouth and with my tongue.”
“You are a bagel, though.”
“Yes, and you are human.”
The driver finally chirped in and said, “Seriously just shut up. You’re a bagel.”
With that last statement I kept my mouth shut and allowed the humans to talk as I sat in the back simply being a bagel.