Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A short note.

Good Evening from Brisbane.

I'm rather strapped for time at the moment, my sincere apologies, I'll have another lengthy rant ready for tomorrow, I assure you.

I would just like to share with you briefly a conversation I had with a non-descript person working at a non-descript coffee emporium.
(I like to use absurd names when ordering my coffee, I know there are some of you out there who do the same.)

Coffee Woman: And your name please?

Devilishly handsome man: Jaque. (Pronounced with a soft J)

Coffee Woman: Oh, okay, just wait behind the counter sir.

So there I was waiting for my coffee. And while I watched fiddle at the knobs (hohoho) at the magic machine of delicious beverages, she kept mouthing my name over and over again.

By the end of it, she had the pronunciation down to a point.

The coffee? Shite. And I assure you, the coffee from this place is usually to die for.

So was it just a mistake? Is she new? Doubtful, seeing as new workers have a tag that screams "In training."

Don't get distracted by oddities, folks, they're not so uncommon as you'd think.

Also. Using strange names is an oddly satisfying feeling, you should try it one day.

Thanks for putting up with this.

- Oscar.


  1. SO you ruined your coffee? haha

  2. i used to introduce myself as winston occasionally. i had a hard time keeping a straight face, though.

  3. What an wounderfull coffee pic, you remember me to drink one cup :))) good write.

  4. Love the picture of the coffee. Every time I go to the "Coffee place" I always use the name Jamal. It just seems so funny to me being a pasty white dude.

  5. I tell most strangers my name is marcus, my friends find it annoying :)

  6. I'm ike Shoeby. That picture of the coffee is oh so sweet. :3 *reading your blog now* ^^'

  7. Rly nice picture of the cup of coffee!

    You got a new follower!

  8. That picture makes me want to get coffee. And i'm not even a big coffee person.

  9. Haha you better bring it down a notch there Jaque so your coffee doesn't get ruined next time lol

  10. these posts are makin me thirsty!

  11. I'm always too much of a wuss to use cool pseudo names.

  12. This post sort of confuses me tbh, like i thought for sure you were going to say something like "but it didn't matter that she didn't make the best coffee, because the feeling of having a complete stranger, put in the time to pronounce my name correctly, far outweighed the bad coffee".
    But whatever, just threw me off a little bit!

  13. Nice, I'm totally going to copy you next time I get coffee. Downside would be the whole "crap" coffee thing.