Saturday, 29 November 2008

A Salty Love Story

He met her on a party. She was so outstanding that many guys were already chasing after her. He suddenly felt so normal, he noticed that nobody was paying attention to him.

At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him. She was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop,he was too nervous to say anything,she felt uncomfortable she thought, please let me go home...

Suddenly he asked the waiter, "would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."

Everybody stared at him in shock! His face turned red,but still,he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously: is this not a strange habit?
He replied "when I was a little boy, I was living near to sea. I enjoyed playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea. I guess I simply like the taste of the
salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there".

While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched. That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can talk out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, and assumes responsibility of home.

Then she also started talking about herself, about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family. That was a really nice discussion, but also the beginning of a very beautiful story. They continued to date. She soon realised that actually he was the man who checked all the boxes; he was tolerant, kind, warm hearted, attentive and caring. He was a true diamond that she nearly missed! But no, no - thanks to his salty coffee!

The rest of the story goes just like any beautiful love story , the princess married the prince, they lived a happy life...

And,every time she made his coffee, she put some salt in it, as she knew that's the way he liked it. After 40 years he passed away but left behind him a letter addressed to the woman he loved the most in his life which read:

'My dearest, please forgive me, forgive the lie of my whole life. This was the only lie I've ever told you. The salty coffee. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time. I only meant to ask for some sugar, but I said salt. I did. I could not change what I said so I just carried along..I never thought that exact moment of immense embarrassment would be the start of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in the course of our beautiful and happy life, but I was too afraid, too scared...

Remember I promised not to lie to you about anything, ever? I do my love and I always did. Now I'm dying, I afraid of nothing so I can tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee. Oh, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee every day in my whole life! Since I've met you, I never felt sorry for anything I did for you, for us.

Having you with me has all I could ask for. A salty coffee could not take all the happiness away.

Her tears made the letter totally wet. Someday, someone asked her: what does salty coffee taste like?

"It's sweet." She replied.

Love is not to forget but to forgive.
Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says, '...that's her.'

Thursday, 27 November 2008

52 things you would love to say out loud at work

1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of sh*t.

2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.

3. How about never? Is never good for you?

4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

6. Who lit the fuse on your tampon?

7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.

8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.

9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.

10. Ahhhh. I see the f ***-up fairy has visited us again.

11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don't give a sh*t.

14. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

16. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

17. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

18. Any resemblance between your reality and mine are purely coincidental.

19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks?!

20. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

21. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.

22. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

23. And your cry-baby whiny-arsed opinion would be?

24. Do I look like a f****** people person to you?

25. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.

26. I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

27. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?

29.. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

30. Whatever kind of look you were aiming for, you missed.

31. Oh I get it. Like humour, but different.........

32. An office is just a mental institute without the padded walls.

33. Can I swap this job for what's behind door .........1?

34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

35. Nice perfume (or aftershave). Must you marinate in it?

36. Chaos, panic, and disorder. My work here is done.

37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

38. I thought I wanted a career; it turns out I just needed the money.

39. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being more intelligent.

40. Wait a minute - I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

41. Aren't you a black hole of need.

42. I'd like to help you out, which way did you come in?

43. Did you eat an extra bowl of stupid this morning?

44.. Why don't you slip into something more comfortable? Like a coma.

45. If you have something to say raise your hand.........then place it over your mouth.

46. I'm too busy, can I ignore you some other time?

47. Don't let your mind wander, its too small to be let out on its own.

48. Have a nice day, somewhere else.

49. You're not yourself today, I noticed the improvement straight away.

50. You are as pretty as a picture, I'd really like to hang you.

51. Don't believe everything you think.

52. Do you hear that? That's the sound of no-one caring.