Death by Cupcake

It was a bright and sunny morning in early August; I was at my usual place in my favorite coffee shop, right by the window. It was almost a ritual for me to come here every morning and watch people go about their day.

I guess you'd probably like to call me a pervert with voyeuristic tendencies but wait till you hear more of what I have to say.

No one gave me a second glance as I sat and watched everyone pass me by. The window, where I sat, was across the road from a charming little bakery known as Maggie's Cakes and Bakes. Maggie's stood right next to the Jenkins and Bradshaw Bank. I could see the bank was at its peak hour. All sorts of people were coming and going, trying to finish all their pending work before Sunday.

As I watched, a nice young gentleman came out of the bank and started walking towards the bakery. He did not notice that another young lady, was walking right behind him and talking on her phone. She seemed pretty engrossed in her conversation and was flailing her hands about trying to make a point to the thing on her ear.

Anyway, the nice gentleman had almost reached Maggie's when his phone rang. He was so startled for a sec, that he just stopped abruptly. After a moment, he started patting his pockets and fished out his phone. No one could have foreseen what happened next. Just as this man was about to answer his phone, the lady behind him, not noticing that he was there, walked right into him. He lost his grip on the phone which flew out his hand and hit  Maggie (yes, the Bakery's owner) on her nose, just as she was coming out of the shop with a big box. Maggie, in the moment of sheer shock, dropped the box. As the box hit the stairs, it fell open and out fell the most delicious cup cakes I had ever seen.

As the people then started apologizing and getting things right, I thought I had found the perfect opportunity to score a cup cake. So i stood up and started walking across the street.

You'd think that everything would be calm by now. But, the coffee shop owner's dog, thought that was the perfect moment to chase me across the road. I was so frightened for my life, I went and banged straight into Maggie and the nice gentleman who had just picked up all the cup cakes. And as Maggie let out a huge scream, we heard a huge screech and lots of bangs and blasts. Amidst the excitement and fear and barking, I hadn't noticed what had happened. Apparently, when that stupid mutt had chased me, all the cars on the road had crashed against each other trying to avoid hitting him.

Wow! All this is a matter of moments. And I didn't even get a cupcake! Well, I guess I could be thankful that I am alive. I should really stop sitting at the coffee shop where those stupid humans and their pets are a real menace to me. Just look at how clumsy they are and how everything turned out! From now on, I am going to stay where I am, on this tree, and never come down. After all, no one thinks much for a stray cat like me.

Note: I understand that you were expecting someone to die. But hey, it was an "almost death" by cupcake 😛