Surrealistic events sometimes happen even to a boring life

Three years ago, I was in London.  In subsequent years, I continued to chat and meet Susan, the sharp tongue and teasing sense of humor, and we visited each other, enriching the airlines in the process.

One Friday evening, we walked from Mike’s Place in Tel Aviv to a bus station, in which we were going to pick up “sherut” to transport us back to my home.  The way was long and she got tired.  We sat on a fence and two black and skinny kittens approached her and charmed her.

Few weeks later, she persuaded me to go to help Yaeli catch those kittens.  By almost Douglas Adams style coincidence, at the same time, Billie went down to feed her cats and caught us in the process of stealing two of her kittens!  There were some communication problems, serious misunderstandings, and lots of suspicions, but eventually things were straightened out, as Billie basically needed to find homes for two of her kittens.

Another month passed, and in Susan’s next visit to Israel, all partners and victims in crime met and enjoyed a dinner in a Chinese restaurant near Migdal Shalom in Tel Aviv.  The kittens were caught, neutered and shipped off to England, to serve their 6-month long prison sentence for the crime of charming an English lady (rather than an Israeli).

Now the cats have been released from their quarantine and are starting their new lives in a Southern English home which already has 4 cats.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

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