We were sitting in a Frankston café today. A really cute and funky one I might add.
This coffee snob had insisted we walk 9 minutes around the corner away from the shopping centre we had just parked in, because really, the café options, and subsequent coffee and sweet possibilities on offer at those cafes left LITTLE TO BE DESIRED.
Fortunately for me and a cranky Hubbie, the coffee and sweets at my destination of choice were GOOD. 🙂
So we were sitting there enjoying our little café break. It was about 2pm. There were others in the café. Several staff at the front and the barista stationed at the ready in front of her caffeine machine.
Suddenly, from around the corner and behind the coffee making machine which was right to the side of us, there was the sound of several things falling, and then almost a crash, or a smash. Several people on our side of the café looked up and around at the sound. We couldn’t see anything but could only imagine.
And then baby girl, in amongst spooning big piles of cushiony foam from her babycino into her mouth, yelled out –
“ARE YOU OK?”
Laughter followed. From both the staff behind the machine who noted the care coming from the childlike voice. And from us, and the customers to the side of us.
“She said what we all were thinking!” one diner nearby told us.
The barista appeared only moments later and informed baby girl, in fact, that she hadn’t broken anything! But thanks for checking 😉
I was still chuckling to myself as we walked into the centre to take a photo with Santa, 5 minutes later…
If you feel or have experienced any of these things, I’m sorry to tell you…
- You spend your night thinking of where you will get your daily caffeine hit
- You wake up looking forward to your coffee
- You plan your day around coffee
- You will go that extra mile, despite crappy, windy, rainy, unfavourable weather, to get your favourite coffee, even if there is average-tasting coffee in half the distance
- You think you are some kind of coffee connoisseur, and turn your nose up if the coffee is passed to you abruptly/the barista doesn’t smile at you/your coffee order comes back with too much/not often froth/you don’t get a rock star’s welcome when you enter through the café doors…
- When the coffee run is up, no one ever forgets to ask you if you want to come… they know better than that.
- A day with no coffee, is just a sad, wasted day
- Any situation can be made better with the addition of coffee. It’s a perfectly acceptable, cheaper and WAY more helpful alternative to therapy.
- It’s not ” have you had coffee?” it’s “how many have you had today?”
- You experience caffeine headaches in the absence of it… and though a milder tea may make the ache go away, the presence of the headache is almost always due to your body’s dependence on ‘the bean.’
- You love your weekends even more, because it’s a greater excuse for more coffee
- A short black at 11pm on a Saturday night is not too late for a coffee
- A short black at 10pm on a weeknight, is not too late for a coffee
- Back when you never drank coffee, the occasional times you did it would keep you awake. Now, you can fall asleep harder than any husband can, and the caffeine in your system can not do a thing.
- When someone tells you they feel like crap, you respond with “have you had coffee?”
- Your children are babycino/hot chocolate snobs
- You have returned coffee for ‘not meeting standards.’
- You excitedly share favourite haunts with other fellow coffee addicts, and then take selfies with said coffee
- You review coffee in some kind of forum, and probably have a Zomato account
- You have a coffee machine at home, and devote maintenance to it more than any other home electrical device
- There is always 4 types of coffee in your home
- You take the first sip of your coffee, and then exhale audibly
- Coffee pics in various locations prevail in your phone’s gallery
- When people tell you they don’t drink coffee, you pat their arm in pity
- You have nodded yes to at least 20 of these!
…You, are definitely, a coffee addict.
That coffee has you wrapped around its tiny beans. You’re a goner.