Wasting no time, the little dachshund quickly readied himself for what he knew was going to be his special after lunchy lunch surprise. "hee hee corn on the cob - first of the season!" He anxiously but carefully tucked his napkin under his collar and positioned himself by his little orange table. "two steps away, just like mom says i should be." Nothing was going to delay his little treat if the little dachshund could help it.
The little dachshund waited and waited and waited, for what seemed like at least sixty seconds of forever. "i must remember my manners, i must remember my manners," the little dachshund reminded himself over and over again. "no grabsies, no chompsies, no messy kerplompsies." His heart beat faster with each passing second. "i must remember my manners. no grabsies, no chompsies, no messy kerplompsies." His ears pricked when he heard the lid placed down on the counter top, but the little dachshund stayed focused. "i must remember my manners. i must remember my manners. no grabsies, no chompsies, no messy kerplompsies."
With each passing moment, the words rang through the little dachshund's head louder and louder. By the time his corn arrived, the words filled his mind, like a water balloon ready to burst. "i must remember my manners. i must remember my manners..."
"no messy kerplompsies!!"
Needless to say, the little dachshund's plan did not go exactly has he wanted it to go, but he and his mom and his tummy ended up very happy anyway, because sometimes all the best you can do is try your best, and you get delicious corn anyway. :)