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!
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