Of Cabbages and Kings

February 28, 2007

‘Coffee please?’

Filed under: Across the Universe, Made up theories, Personal — Chinmayi @ 5:19 pm

is the phrase Indian stewardesses use while teetering up the aisle hauling huge coffee-pots along….teeter-totter-teeter-bump-coffeeplease!*


[Image from transbuddha]

I’ve practising saying ‘coffee please’. In the seventh grade, I mocked a friend who said we all ought to be air-stewardesses. Five years of law school and a year at a multinational company have taught me what that thirteen year-old kid knew all along… that all we’ll ever really be is a bunch air-stewardesses, so we may as well polish up the aggressively sweet smiles and totter about saying ‘coffee please?’ (instead of bothering our fluffy little heads over the budget or our work or anything that seems remotely adult).

*They mean ‘would you like some coffee please?’


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