Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Some Sumos are sexy, some…

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Sumos are shy, painfully shy.

Mr. Shy Sumo sat across from me at an uptown diner resto,  laughing nervously while I explained how I had travelled several continents to arrive in Toronto to order my Eggs Benny.

It all seemed a bit odd to him.  After all,  his route was more direct, having only to get on the QEW to lead him to his eggs over easy.

We searched for common ground but came up lost and empty-handed. 

Our server smiled, “More coffee?”  We sighed in unison, “No, thanks!”

Thankfully I didn’t need to wrestle him for the bill.  Outside he crushed, I mean….shook my hand and we agreed.

Our stars would not have aligned except for brunch that Sunday morning at “Mars”. 

The Meeting Place and The Moment of Truth

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Time to check out Mr. Look See #7 and meet for coffee.  By now the neighbourhood barista not only has your tall, non-fat, extra hot, no whip latte already in hand but he also gives you that knowing nod.  He casts a glance upward as he has lost count……is this Mr. Look See #6, #7, or is it #8?

A welcome change from the requisite coffee shops would be a nice bistro, pub, or lounge for a quiet drink and conversation.  You could do without screaming “I have only been divorced 3 times!” over those roaring coffee grinders.     

But regardless of locale, that moment of truth always arrive.  You walk in, look around. Hmmm…could that be him?  He gets up and in those first fleeting moments, you blink and wonder, “OMG, where am I going to meet Mr. Look See #8?”