I went to Mexico for a mission trip when I was 13 to fix an old orphanage so that it could be used once more. During Lunch time, a kid my age, Billy, wasn't present and I was instructed to go find him. I realized that he had wondered off the campus to the old ostrich farm that we all had stumbled upon a few days prior. I found him trying to steal one of the ostrich eggs and the adult ostrich escaped at that same moment I appeared. Billy ran back to the orphanage while I ran zig zag towards a tree (I grew up in south Florida and you learn to run zig zag if a gator is chasing you). Apparently ostriches run this way naturally. I managed to climb the nearest tree and was stranded there until the giant bird left me alone. When I finally returned, no one noticed I was gone and lunch was no longer being served. Billy was no longer my friend after that.
On a mission trip to fix an old orphanage in the mountains of Michoacan, Mexico in the summer of 1998, Jess was about to go on an unforgettable adventure...
Oh no! I gotta get back to the Orphanage!
Hey, Jess! Billy is missing. Can you go find him and let him know it's time for lunch?
After searching all over the Orphanage building and the surrounding grounds, Jess finally came across the path leading to the Ostrich farm they found a few days ago...
Oh no, Billy! Why are you going to the Ostrich farm?! That boy is up to no good, I swear. Should I go after him or just go eat lunch?
Jess caught Billy trying to steal an ostrich egg through the fence. She tried to stop him but it was too late! The Ostrich was running straight for them!
Geez, I better just obey the counselor and go after him...
Billy! Nooo! Put the Ostrich egg back!!
I need to get to safety! I hope that ostrich can't reach me up there!
Sqwaaaak! One of you two will get it for touching my baby!
An hour later
Please, Mrs. Ostrich, I had nothing to do with touching your egg. Please let me go home!
FInally, the ostrich left and Jess made her way back to the orphanage. Billy had already eaten his lunch and never told anyone about how he left Jess. Jess never got her lunch.
Many years later, Jess was in her 30's and Billy finally built up enough confidence to ask her out on a date. Take a wild guess what her answer to him was...