Whimsy

At the Coffee Shop

I am standing in line at a bohemian coffee shop downtown. Two women join the line behind me.

Tall Woman: What do they have to eat here?

Short Woman: Oh, the usual. Muffins and sconces.

Tall Woman: No one serves anything healthy anymore.

(Pause.)

Tall Woman: I’m going to have a Cafe Mocha.

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Songbird (to herself): Because that’s really good for you.

Barista (to Songbird): May I take your order?

Songbird: (thinks)
I’ll have a Grande Double Mocha.

19 thoughts on “At the Coffee Shop”

  1. Mocha is good for you.
    Caffeine protects against diabetes.
    Chocolate has antioxidants.
    Rationalizing away in Oklahoma . . .

  2. love it
    just at Toronto airport now – had Tim Hortons’s French Vanilla Cappuchino (me a non coffee drinker) and toasted bagel with cream cheese.
    Hey I prob won’t eat on the plane right?
    been walking but not much. hugs and love to you.

  3. Lorna, we got out and had a great, muddy tramp with the dogs this afternoon, my first good walk in a week. It was wonderful to be outside, even in mud up to my ankles.

  4. I love it.
    How ’bout this–think of all the calories you’ve caused to burn up from all the giggles folks have had from reading this post! Why, you’re a regular Richard Simmons . . .

  5. I don’t know you…but I really do like your spirit!! I could tell you a funny Richard Simmons story, but…

  6. I saw Richard Simmons at the New Orleans Airport several years ago. He wasn’t drinking double Mocha. He looked funny.
    See? Go have another…

  7. She really, truly did say “sconces.” When I heard the first half, I thought she was using a pseudo-British pronunication, but then she continued: “scuhn-sizz.”

  8. Dunkin’ Donuts has an iced Mocha swirl latte…if you have them make a medium with skim milk and two splenda, it is low in calories and counts as a protein.
    YAY!

  9. Dunkin’ Donuts has an iced Mocha swirl latte…if you have them make a medium with skim milk and two splenda, it is low in calories and counts as a protein.
    YAY!

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