Monday, July 17, 2006

in mourning black

For when hearts bruise, crack, break, shatter in life's storage-hold; it would sluice between the damage, a warm poly-filla, taking up the emptiness with a perfect alchemy of sweet and warm.
For when the world sees your shoulders as concrete and not the papier-maché you sometimes fashion, it would make tissue-paper of weighty priority...

I knew something was wrong on Thursday.
Instead of The Mochaccino, I was presented with cafe mocha (no, its not the same thing, where one is ambrosia, the other is olympic sludge)
Come Friday, and in place of The Mochaccino, I'm given cappuccino. (which, to be fair, was worthy of imbibing)
Incompetent service, so I thought, the Fournos staff already wound down for weekend. But today came the death-knell, "we don't sell that anymore, its not feasible."
The words slashed, the sting of an open wound giving way to dull numbness.
No more Mochaccino? It refused to compute. No more Mochaccino?
Somebody hold me.

17 comments:

Muhammad said...

Nooooooo!!! Damn you Fournos Damn You!!!!!!! That was the highlight of my JHB trips you Bastards. You destroyed a little piece of my home!

I'm going to sit in my corner and cry.

:(

Tomorrow the search for the new moccachino starts ... that or we raid the suppliers.

word.

M.

The Organ Harvester said...

lol.
Check out the new Wimpy Advert on TV
You are too class!

OH

saaleha said...

yes Mish, you know I love it, when you talk forrreign.

:)

i_am_not_who_i_am said...

thats why i have never put my tastebuds to the aromatic temptations of coffee - ever! - have never tasted - and swear i never will - giving up cigarettes was hard enough! - hah! - stick to tea - its always available -

fida . . .

Ruby :) said...

I predict the end of Fournos soon...
I have a new addiction.. its a chocolate Cappucino from cafe Nescafe.. its divinely sweet, especially if u add two teasppons of sugar :> :>

queen_Lestat said...

Mocachinos were nice once upon a time. But I've given up on them now, no one can get the right balance anymore, it's either to coffee-ish or too chocolate-ish(? or whatever else is supposed to be combined in it) or too sweet. Campus coffee shop's one aint too bad. But personally, espresso 4 teh_w!n...

Fatima said...

my weakness is hot chocolate or a latte macchiato.
yum!
hey, but i feel your pain.
evil evil evil coffee shops!

Bilal said...

shame:P

Bilal said...

Who's the sad face in your blogpic?

saaleha said...

its me, would ya believe. wasnt meant to be a sad face, its a product of another moment in boredom induced vanity, where i was messing about with camera angles and effects. i did a few more of them. they're on http://saaleha.textamerica.com

i_am_not_who_i_am said...

uncanny......i have a pic of myself that resembles this sooooooooooooooo closely....its scaryyyyyy.........

fida . . .

i_am_not_who_i_am said...

randomnessing 3 - this pic is a better reflection of you than the one u have up!

sweet ;)

LOL @ camwhoring!@#$%^&&*

fida . . .

Bilal said...

pretty
good
pics:P

zee said...

hmmm, it seems everyone is talking coffee these days :)

HERBAL TEA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-saf- said...

all good things must come to an end...i feel you :(
"..twirl your arm in mine.."

The Organ Harvester said...

Love the new profile pic. Stunning dear.

OH

Alessandra said...

lol. i can relate coz that's how i get when i don't get my daily caffeine fix which is starbuck's caramel machiatto. i cannot answer my emails or chat with anyone unless i have a steaming tall coffee on my desk. good thing i met this guy from wealthymen dot com who has a starbucks franchise near our office so he just sends me one every morning. and for those few moments while im sipping my favorite drink, i absolutely feel that life is bliss.

Profane. Profound. What's your poison?