Thursday, 18 June 2009

Coffee Time

I went to see a friend today. She lives in a town about 20 minutes drive from us so I left early and did a bit of shopping before I called in to see her for coffee.

She is partially disabled and we don't see one another very often so it was good to catch up again and we began chatting as soon as she opened the door. She made me a mug of coffee and we carried on nattering. I like my coffee quite strong and black but thought today that it was a bit weaker than she usually makes it. However I drank most of it and we carried on talking.

Suddenly she asked "did I put any coffee in your drink"? I looked at her blankly and then peered into the almost empty mug. There was clear water there! She had forgotten to put any coffee into her machine and let the water filter straight into the mug, having a cold drink for herself. Also the mug was cream outside, brown inside - so it was not immediately noticeable that there was only water in it.

It made us laugh so much and I'm not sure which of us was the sillier. I think it must be me!

13 comments:

rosiero said...

This made me laugh. You must have been chatting heartily not to notice.

sunnymama said...

How funny :)

joo said...

Your small talk must have been so interesting that you hadn't even noticed!!!!

Maggie May said...

I wonder if you'd have said anything once you started to drink it? Or would you have been really polite & pretend it was a good cup of coffee?
A case like *The Emperor's New Clothes*
Made me smile!

cheshire wife said...

I think that it is what you can a 'senior moment'. My father once made the tea without putting any tea leaves in the tea pot!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Rosiero - we certainly were! A X

Sunnymama - I'm still laughing now! A x

Joo - you can imagine it can't you! A x

Maggie - I had almost finished it! Gave us a giggle though. A x

CW - definitely two senior moments! A x

Absolutely Write said...

That is silly. I served instant coffee once, forgetting to boil the water first.

Jay said...

Hahaha! Ah, but between good friends, it doesn't really matter, does it? ;)

I've actually deliberately drunk hot water all by itself sometimes. I actually quite like it! Nice with a tiny bit of honey, too.

fizzycat said...

Brilliant !Great blog.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous idea Anne!
and funny :-) I think these moments are little pearls and we must keep it inside our hearts !
Kind regards
Léia :-)

( by the way..many thanks for always be so kind with my little Luna ! You have a good and blessed heart! )

Cynthia said...

So funny!!! Yes, these are the little jewels of moments that will stay with you!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Absolutely Write - one of those senior moments for you too then. A x

Jay - just good fun. I sometimes drink hot water too, when I get fed up with coffee. A x

Fizzycat - It's good to laugh. A x

Cezar and Leia - I think it is a memory we will both keep. A x

Cynthia - definitely and I love it. A x

Babooshka said...

Lol moment and yes a mild senior one. Very funny though.