Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On coffee

I had one. Coffee. Black. No sugar, no cream. Thus, black. As I said. I already said that. Didn't need to specify. But I might as well. People are stupid. Common educational tool. Repetition. I had coffee. Black.

Listen. How I take my coffee doesn't matter. Besides, I change my mind about it. Frequently. I once stopped visiting a coffee shop because the guy figured out my "regular". I don't do regular. I do random.

What matters, then, is that I had coffee. Of some kind. Black, we've established that now. But the type of coffee is less relevant than the fact that there was coffee. That I had. Drank, even. You don't just "have" coffee. You drink it. It's not an asset to keep for the future. Unless we're talking about coffee plantations, or stocks, or something. But we're not. Especially not "something". I'm very specific, down-to-earth, concrete, about this. "Concrete" as in opposed to "abstract", not "concrete" as in the construction material. Abstract concrete.

It was a cup of coffee. Black, as I've now stated so many times it seems to hold more significance than I intended. I didn't intend the type of coffee to be significant at all. Only that it was concrete. Not abstract. And not a plantation. Not stocks. Plain, old coffee. That you drink. Or, rather, I drank it. I had it, then I drank it.

Now I don't have it anymore.

11 comments:

Hart Johnson said...

Goof-ball. Keep them guessing. Order a chai latte next time. And a coconut mouthgasm the time after that... (wait--you are still waiting for Starbucks, aren't you? You probably can't get a coconut mouthgasm)...

Cruella Collett said...

I can't. But now I really really really really really want one!

Christopher Allen said...

I'm confused. Did you have coffee?

What's a mouthgasm? Is it gluten-free?

Christine Murray said...

'You don't just "have" coffee. You drink it. It's not an asset to keep for the future.'

So true. Yet another grammatical sin that I can't manage to break.

LL Cool Joe said...

So you like coffee with milk in it then?

Kelly said...

What is a coconut mouthgasm?? I'm more than just a little intrigued!

nonamedufus said...

I had tea. Green tea. Now it's gone. Have to pee.

Pat Tillett said...

So how do you like your coffee?
I'm not surprised that you change your coffee preference. I never even know what country your in!
Long time no see. Hope you are doing well...

Astrid said...

Hehe!
I like the points you make here. I change up my coffee/tea/hot chocolate/chai latte order too. I had a barista who knew me but had to wait expectantly before I made my order, when he knew everyone else's. It was funny to keep him guessing.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Such endless possibilities, Virginia Wolff anyone?

Cold As Heaven said...

Abstract coffee is nice >:)

It's a bad habit to put milk into the coffee. Actually, putting milk into anything is a bad habit. Milk is for calves.

Cold As Heaven

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