Friday, July 20, 2007

Can I Mop That For You?

On my way into the office I usually stop off and buy a coffee, and every once in a while I'll swing by the bakery to grab something if I didn't get a chance to have breakfast at home. Even though I'm trying to stay on the path of righteousness and rectitude, this morning was a bakery trip morning. I know, I know. Sheesh.

Anyhoo. Moments after wandering into the bakery, I put my coffee on the counter but I misjudged the distance somehow (elderly confusion, I think) and my coffee ended up all over their nice black & white tiled floor. I was mightily embarassed. I get all English embarassed, you know? Not just regular embarassed but all can I mop that for you?, here let me pay for a new floor or at least give you the entire contents of my wallet, I could stop by the ATM too, and I'm a big 'mo but otherwise I'd offer to give you my first child in compensation...

Mortified. In fact so embarassed that given that I was the only one in the bakery, and there were no staff at the counter when it happened, for a brief and unconscionable moment I considered just fleeing. I know, bad right? But I didn't.

I just bought the most expensive danish they had.

5 comments:

thombeau said...

Oh...Sweets for the sweet!

What a way to start your day. Not ominous or portentous in any way...

Edna Wilt said...

So how was the Danish?

The Other Andrew said...

Thombeau, I've just spent an hour troubleshooting a recalcitrant fax machine and manager (both). I'm the go-to guy for anything technical around these parts. So maybe the day is destined to be hateful after all? :)

Edna, sex between two layers of pastry. Really, really GOOD sex.

Kenyo said...

It's like the Shadow People. Recently I have had moments with Shadow Countertops and Shadow Tables.

You look down, there's a fine surface for your mug of coffee. You go and put it down and all of a sudden it's in mid-air. The solid surface is now a foot away from where it was a second ago.

The Other Andrew said...

Kenyo, it's like you are your own Twilight Zone episode. Spooky.