Message In A Bottle

You’re at the beach, lounging on your towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge catches your eye. It’s a bottle — and yes, it contains a message. What does it say?

So there I am, drinking a selection of ice cold beer one after the other from a large cooler lying next to me. I’m lying on a large towel, wearing just a smile……and a pair of shorts (whew!) and pair of sunglasses with a straw hat on my head. An ipod is my only companion and lazing about, half asleep pretending to read a book is all I have planned for this afternoon.

Suddenly I catch a glint of a light flash from the corner of my eye. Not too bothered to look towards that direction and see a clear glass bottle, a rather large clear glass bottle, floating on the sea waters and being tossed up and down by the waves. A bottle? I sit up to check and see if I can make out if there’s anything inside it. No, looks like I’ve got to get up and investigate. I walk into the waters and grab the bottle and bring it to where the rest of my stuff is. Yes, there’s a rolled up piece of paper inside. Oh my gosh! An actual message in a bottle. Is it an SOS from someone stranded at sea or on an island? Is it a last will and testament from someone who has given up on being rescued? Is it a sad goodbye to a loved one or ones? Is it a letter of regret? Is it a confession of a crime or indiscretion? Without much ado, I pop open the top and pull the paper out and unroll it so I can read what it says. And it reads, in plain old English……..

“Whoever picks up this bottle and reads this letter, will die in 7 days!”

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