Friday, September 19

Tea At Cafe Coffee Day...

He sat there with her. Mayank was a bit nervous. It is his first date ever. He read out the board in front of the brand name, ‘A lot things can happen over a coffee’. Coming to this coffee shop was a fantasy earlier and here he can see it turn real. He had often dreamt of getting her over here for a coffee. Whenever he used to pass the café he had peeped in through the glass walls of the shop. And when he started getting close to her, he had decided that this coffee shop will be the place for their first date.

Entering the shop holding her hands was a new experience for him. The air cooler breeze fell on his skin. He looked the whole area. There was a couple coochy-cooing on the corner table, a group of five guys sipping coffee discussing cricket, a group of two girls and guys lavishing over their orders in the sofa set and even an elderly couple sitting very calm and holding each others hands.

He led her upstairs. It was totally a new world. He felt he came into another world. The aroma that was lingering through out was amazing. The ambience was very modern and the music that played was western. Though everything was new to him, he was enjoying it. The waiters guided them onto a table meant for two. He was impressed. ‘They do take care of customers intentions too.’

He pulled out one of the chair for her. He has read somewhere that it’s the way how a gentleman behaves when he is accompanying a lady. He wanted to emulate those English traditions. He was mesmerised with her talks. Her smile rejuvenated him from all his worries.

“Good evening, what would be your order, Sir?” The waiter asked.

“One tea and a hot coffee”, he blurted without looking the waiter. The waiter looked at him puzzled. Sensing something wrong he stared back at the waiter. He wanted to ask him, “Did I order something in German?” He couldn’t make up what was wrong.

“Sir, we don’t serve tea. You can have a look in this menu card and order something else”, the waiter placed the menu card on the table in front of him. ‘What, you don’t serve tea over here?’ He looked sheepish. While opening the menu card his glance went to her. Was she trying to hide a laugh? He camouflaged the situation saying, “its a stupid decision of theirs not to serve tea over here. They are loosing a huge chunk of business”. This time he didn’t even dare to look at her face.

He opened the menu only to realise that some more difficulties are on his way. There were lots of names on the menu. Tensed, he asked for a hot coffee instead of tea. This time the waiter sounded impatient.

“Sir, which hot coffee you prefer. Please select it from the menu card.” This time he felt the waiter was arrogant. His ignorance is highlighted. Heartbeats drummed with a great pace. Now who the hell found various tastes for hot coffees? This is the wrong place to come on a first date, he thought. He checked the menu card in detail. Expresso’s, cappaccino’s, mocchachillo’s irish coffees, and many more. Hell he know there were so many varieties. He never knew coffees got so many varities.


“Just excuse us for a minute more”, Anita intervened. He thanked God. Anita is a real angel for the moment. Giving him a stare the waiter moved on to the next table. She took the menu card from him. The whole world seemed to be stopped in front of him. Sweat drops found its way out of him. He worried what she will think about his ignorance. Will she find him not modern, not enough to know the show buzz things of the modern life? Will she find him not competent enough to carry himself off in such public places?

The air conditioner was doing its duty. But he sat there sweating. She sipped the coffee and smiled at him. His face blanched at her smile, and then is when she said, “You are so cute”. He felt like rains all over the place. Chilled and drenching. The whole world seemed to sing song for them.

But still he thought, why the hell so many varieties of coffees?

79 comments:

Pooja said...

awww...such a sweet one...
loved truly, completly...

gunj said...

how cud he think about coffee wen d girl was saying dat to him!!!

Solitaire said...

Haha..so typical!

Chriz said...

haha... and did he get the answer to his question? do we have a second part to this post?

was anita sweet?
did she get her in the end?

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@pooja,

thnx mate..
;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ Gunj

hehe...nice question...but that was back in his mind, i guess..!!

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@solitaire,

oh yeah..! ;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

hehe..chriz, let me see the response..as per the public demand i will decide whether to release the second part..!!

since its fiction, you can imagine anita to be the girl as per your dreams..!!

:)

Cinderella. said...

Dang ! I want a sequel to this !!!

RiverSoul said...

So sweet of her. . . . .
Amazing write, dude.
Hats off. I really loved this one.
Gr8 work. . .
And coochy cooing . . . . Nice word.
Hee hee hee
:)

mayz said...

y does d guy have my name???? :P

thou it was really cute but still y does d guy have my name???

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@Cinderella,

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@riversoul,

thanks buddy...keep visiting..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@mayz,

hey dude, that was purely coincidental..!!
(i will have put up a banner 'no resemblance with anyone alive or dead; if also purely unintentional..!!)

;)

by the way, any such incidents in your life..? ;)

Cess said...

thank u ;)
C.
Pss: i d like a cappuccino btw ;)

mayz said...

nah!!! m pretty good t dates :)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@cess,

u r welcome friend..
two cappuccino's order placed..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@mayz,

great buddy..so no worries..!! happy coffee drinks..!!
;)

Oxy said...

I have stopped visiting CCDs n BARISTAs now, but I remember CCD did use to serve Masala Tea and Assam Tea. Strange that they are not doing it any more.

Beauty and the BEast said...

:)

sweet memories!!

And that was really nice..

Chaggoholic.... said...

Well predictable but nicely put together....

Aneesh said...

Haha, Cool! :)
Loved it.
Is this from personal experience?
LOL


Aneesh

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@dont worry, it was not about you..!! ;)

assam tea, i have never come accross something like that..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@beauty and beast...

thnx..but that was a piece of fiction..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chaggolholic,

thnx friend..thnx for ur visit..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@aneesh,

thnx friend..
no yaar..not a personal thing..just a fiction..!!thats all..!!

:)

peter said...

ahhh ordering sucks in these places ..now it is confirmed :P

btw is this a real story or is it a mde up one??

either way it's awesm :P

cheers over a cappaccino,mocchachillo or watever chillo or chinoo it is :P

Divya said...

hahahaha!!! that was so cute! and happens all the time i'm sure :P

second part yes yes!!

Chakoli said...

Sweet thing :)))

But I wont mind having avreities of coffe... after all world has so many people... and just plain coffee dosent suits evryone na :)))

good post :D

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

You deleted this post before didn't you? ;)

Lol that was so cute!But they do serve tea at CCD :)

ANWESA said...

Mayank is really a sweetie pie.
Anita will complement him very well.
wats nxt?dying 2 kno..

Anand said...

in the end everything fell into right places.. beautifully narrated..

lukkydivz said...

Hahaha had a good laugh ;) sometimes innocence works the best :) i love it

Oxy said...

@dont worry, it was not about you..!! ;)

I could not understand what you meant here?

Oh Yes, They did had Assam Tea.. Let me check with few friends who visit the place whether they still have that in their menu or not..

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@peter

*ahhh ordering sucks in these places*

remember he was a first timer..!!

*btw is this a real story or is it a mde up one??

mmm...one of my friend made this mistake of ordering one tea over there...long back..and now i just added some romance and a girl to it..!!

Cheers friend..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@divya,

thanks friend..
second part..!! oh.. sequels prove to be a flop most of the times..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chakoli,

oh yeah..but i just portrayed a protagonist who was there for the first time..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sameera,

yeah..u got it.. ;)
i had deleted it..i was not done with my writing actually and by mistake posted it...

and then yeah, in the initial days CCD didnt had tea's on their menu..some six seven years back...!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@anwesa,

*Mayank is really a sweetie pie.
Anita will complement him very well.
wats nxt?dying 2 kno..

hehe..thats a compliment to my hero and heroine..!! what next..?? am confused whether to plan a sequel..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@anand,

welcome anand to the blog...
yeah, a happy ending..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@divz,

exactly..i just wanted to draw that point.. among girls mostly innocence works..

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@oxy,

oh man i was just kidding...
maybe, i will have try that one dude..!! its been ages since i had been to CCD.. i prefer some other places these days..!!

;)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

haaaaa..
there she is complimenting him on his cuteness, n he's thinking of all the types of coffee..

bwaaaaahhh..
nice end there...

many a time, things liek this happen--> someone is conversing one thing, n there ya are thinking of something so dramatically disconnected!:)

Priya Joyce said...

hey well written
admist of all the tension for the boy the very last line brings in sum fun tats gud

Lonely Paul said...

Hello

Crystal.. said...

Ahaan!

splendid and something as fresh as expresso :p

HOBO said...

Variety is life, otherwise life will be boring.

Bhai with Chai said...

finally, what did she order?! :D

Kavi said...

Interesting & super cool !

You have a nice space going here !

Kiran Sawhney said...

don't drink tea or coffe. Don't really know about CCD. ha ha. the stories u write- are they fiction or taken from real life?
u associated with project why?

Me Mini Mini Mouse said...

Vinu - cute cute
I cudnt help smilin... reminded me of so many date stories i hv hrd from my guy buddies...LOL

n in case sum1s really facing such a situation with coffee, u can refer him to me... i am a coffee pro...LOL

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Aha!So does that mean this is your real story? ;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@jane,

;)
thats true friend... it happens all the time i guess..!! back in the mind there will be thousand of thoughts going while we are conversing...

that too when someone in such situation..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priya

thnx girl..i was bit confused how to end the scene..gud that u liked it..!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@lonely

hello..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@crystal

thanks..welcome to my space..!!
great to know you enjoyed the writing..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@hobo,

yeah, well said...he will enjoy the varieties for sure..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@bhai with chai,

its upto ur imagination..!!
it doesnt matter actually....

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@kavi,

oh thnx friend..welcome to this space..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

don't drink tea or coffe. Don't really know about CCD. ha ha. the stories u write- are they fiction or taken from real life?
u associated with project why?

@madam,

thnx for visiting..most of them are fiction...and real life inspired ones too..things which happen with me and with those surrounding me..!!

i was associated...long back..have to be active in future..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@divkiran,

thanks yaar....yeah, waise this author is also a coffee freak...so, i think i myself can guide the protagonist better in his future dates..!!

cheers..!!

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sameera,

i wish that was me..(atleast i would have got a girl at the cost of a coffee who wil always call me 'cute')

by the way, its inspired from a real life experience of my friend who happened to visit CCD with his friends (boys gang)..i liked the plot and then imagined the same scene with a girl..
and then added a pinch of romance also to it..!! and there was the dish..!!

:)

phoenix said...

aww this is like the cutest eva....loooved it

did u get my new URL?

http://waves-of-light.blogspot.com/

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@phonix,

thanks raka..

no wonder, i was getting an error message whenever i clicked on ur link...
will update the new link..!!

:)

alphabetworld said...

Awwww...so sweet! Such a sweet post!

bloghopped into yours...am rolling yours to mine :)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@alphabet world,

thnx for the visit..do keep visiting...

:)

The Story Teller said...

Lol !! this one was nice...brought back memories of my own pasta incident... loved this one dude..!

•♥•♥Vicky♥•♥• said...

hi dear i am in still in awe after reading this.
such a gr8 description of a date.
i loved it totally yyar..

like cindy said..we want a sequel.

and i loved the name "mayank" ;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@story teller,

welcome....
let me hear about that pasta incident sometime in your blog..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vicky,

welcome to the blog...a sequel..mmm..will have to spew one, i guess...

only mayank...why not anita..?

:)

•♥•♥Vicky♥•♥• said...

well i don't know anyone by the name of anita...

but "Mayank" we all know :D
*V smiles*

Keshi said...

lol good one Vinu!

there's Mocha, Cappuccino, Flat white, Latte, Long black, Espresso, Macchiato, Frappee, Chai etc etc...which one d u want sir?

btw dun miss me so much Vinu, cos Im bak already ;-)


*HUGZ* n ty!



Keshi.

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vicky,

yeah, i know..but that was coincidental..never intended..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi,

i will have one flat white, madam!!..never had that one before..!! :)

great you are back..and i knew you will.. Rock on!!

:)

AbbY said...

:) nice post and feedbacks...

but do you know how much this Coffee cost to Mayank ??

:)

Keshi said...

ty Vinu!


**flat white

never had it? wow! Thats my daily coffee :)


Keshi.

bhagguhey said...

ahemahem fact of life nd romanticism combined 2gether= a gud stry...Really nice piece of wrk...sumthng like dis happened wth me also in Barista.

tinkerbell said...

loooved it.. why did he have 2 blurt out anything before opening up the menu..poor guy..nice girlfriend..
but isnt it so "station types"-bhai ek chai, ek coffee" dedo!!
love ur blog.. followin it now!!

verbivorehere said...

LOL the air conditioner seems to be doing its duty most of the time :)
Nicely written I should say..did stifle quite a lot of giggles