Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The joy of ......... coffee froth

A cautionary tale against working too long in an office.

A colleague of mine, in his late forties- balding, mustachioed and a bit portly offered to get me a coffee. I am still attempting a healthier life style, albeit significantly relaxed from the original position of a fruit diet two weeks ago ! So I asked for de-caf coffee.

This caused a momentary confusion.

Colleague: Do you want powder out of the jar ?
Me: Or the machine is fine if that does decaf. Whichever is easier.
Colleague: I am not sure if the machine does it. Let me go and look.

Colleague (returning from Kitchen) Yes it does.
Me: Good, I'll have that one then.
Colleague: I think I might go for one too.
Me: Right
Colleague: I am one for froth on my coffee. I really enjoy it. That's why I always go for the machine.

Me: Right

Colleague: In fact I get very disappointed if I take a coffee and by the time I get back to my desk, the froth has gone.

Me: -


Observations:

Office life can be exceptionally dull
Colleagues can be exceptionally dull
The UK has very limited ability coffee machines

5 comments:

Kate said...

Please don't drink decaf as it has all harmful elements of normal coffee plus the additional elements to neutralise caffeine.

So it cannot be viewed as a healthy option. If you like coffee, it is better to drink normal coffee (in moderation)

Luis said...

Thanks Kate.

I will use your argument as justification for a return to normal coffee !

Sean said...

Your office sounds almost as exciting as mine !

Clare said...

I actually think it's rather sweet -- in this world of woes, people should get their jollies where they can.

Luis said...

Sean- offices seem to have some universal facets.

Clare- yes I agree people should get their jollies where they can. Thanks for breaking me out of some of my cynicism :-)