Friday, March 29, 2013

Suspended Coffees..! An Excellent Idea!

The following story is not mine; I have 'stolen' it from a Facebook pag called "Suspended Coffees". However, this story is an excellent idea. One that we should enforce wherever possible. It upholds the Christian ideal of helping everyone around us, loving our neighbours like ourselves. If this idea could be realised globally it could make our societies a little bit better, showing that hope still exists in our modern and unfriendly societies we find all around us, especially in the big cities. Enjoy the story:

"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."

1 comment:

  1. Πολύ καλή πρωτοβουλία.. με συγκίνησε!!!
    Μ. Δ.