Day 683: Suspended coffees

ImageA friend posted this on my FB page today and I’m going to try to find out if any places here in Toronto do this:

This story will warm you better than a coffee on a cold winter day:

“We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter –

‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’
They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend:
‘What are those ‘suspended’ coffees ?’

‘Wait for it and you will see’

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’

It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.”

Source.

And just when I was reading about this, I heard these words on the radio: “Ghandi once said that if we want to change something about the world we should start by noticing that thing within ourselves and try to change that.”

Coincidence? Probably. But I thought it was cool anyway.

p.s. Song for the day, Jill Scott’s “Lovely Day” … theme song for the Have a Lovely Day Campaign to foster Random Acts of Kindness… my kind of campaign! 🙂

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