A Difficult Cup of Joe

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She opened the door to the coffee shop and stepped inside.  The welcoming smell of coffee filled the air.  She waited behind the man who was in line ahead of her and she couldn’t help but overhear his order.  It was one of those five-mile-long orders with half syrup, soy milk, an extra shot, extra foam and extra hot.  She felt like rolling her eyes.  She couldn’t understand why people got so picky about their drinks.  She took hers with the basics.  Now it was her turn and she stepped up to the counter and ordered her hot caramel latte.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – foam

All’s Well That Ends Well

This subject just fell into my lap.  I was unsure what to write about and then this happened.  I am going to my daughter’s house for a little Superbowl get together.  I am meeting her future in-laws for the first time.  So, I really want everything to go well.  I am a bit nervous about it, but now I am pissed!

Last week on the 24th I called our local grocery store to order a vegetable tray and a fruit tray – a little healthy food beyond the junk food associated with the day.  I had a bad feeling so on the 31st I called to confirm my pick-up time for today.  They did not have the order!  I explained again what we wanted, and he said it would be ready at noon.

Today about 12:30 my boyfriend went to pick it up.  They didn’t have it!  He called to tell me this and I was livid!  He said he was getting a manager to speak to, and he would try to work it out.  So, I sat and stewed about it.  Until I saw him pull in the driveway and get the trays out of the back seat.  Instead of being under my last name it was under my first.  What a monumental F-up!  But it all worked out in the long runs or, as they say, all’s well that ends well!


Written for Fandango’s February Expressions #1

Are You Ready

Sam turned to the doorway and yelled, “Did you get the gift order done yet?  I want that done before we leave tonight.”

David was sitting at his computer and he hated when she yelled across the house to him.  Would it kill her to walk over here and talk to him?  “I am at Amazon as we speak,” he yelled back to her reluctantly.  As he scrolled through the pages of golf gift, he thought to himself, “I should just order something for me too.  She will never notice.”

Just then she popped into the doorway, “I’ll be ready in 3 minutes, how is the order coming,” she asked.

“Just getting to the right page,” he said worried she knew he had been looking for himself.  He blushed slightly and sighed, getting back to the golf gift for Sam’s Dad.

Sam popped back into the doorway announcing she was ready.  “And how about you?  Are you ready?”

David clicked a few keys on the computer and said, “Just checking for the confirmation email.”

“Good, now take me out to dinner, you handsome man.”  And with that they walked out of the room.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – order