Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Coffee Connundrum

So I have started working in a new office 2 days a week. I like it here. It's light and airy, has all the mod cons and most excitingly it has a frothy coffee making machine.

The trouble is, said frothy coffee machine looks rather intimidating, and after a stint in a cafe when I was 14 and used to burn myself regularly on the milk frother, I'm far too scared to use it and have no idea how it works. This puts me in the embarrassing situation of accepting coffees from my new colleagues, but not being able to offer to get a round in. I tell myself it's not so bad as they are here 5 days a week, and sometimes I think maybe because I'm here for less time it allows me less time off for coffee making? (Or I am just trying to excuse myself here)

The other side of it is there is a bit of a language barrier between us all. Me being the only native English speaker, it has been difficult to exercise my usually dry sense of humour and make a joke out of the whole situation. I am going to make a humble effort today by offering to get a round of tap waters in, I think I can manage to prepare them at least. Coffee making is something to aspire to I guess.

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