Friday, February 8, 2008

Some salt in my coffee, please.

Hi friends,
This is a short story about a man who likes salty coffee.
Read on.

He met her on a party, she was so outstanding, many
guys chasing after her,while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to
him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him,
she was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised.
They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to
say anything,she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me
back home. Suddenly he asked the waiter: would you please give me some
salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee.
Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned
red, but, still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.
She asked him curiously: why you have this hobby?
He replied: when I was a little boy, I was living
near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the
sea, salty and bite, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every
time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my
childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown
so much, I miss my parents who are still living there. While saying
that, tears filled his eyes.
She was deeply touched. That's his true feeling, from
the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesick, he must
be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home.
Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown,
her childhood, her family. That was a really nice talk, also a
beautiful beginning of their story.
They continued to date. She found actually he was a
man who meets all her demands: he had tolerance,was kind hearted, warm,
careful.He was such a good person but she almost missed him!
Thanks to his salty coffee!
Then the story was just like every beautiful love
story: the princess married to the prince, then they were living the
happy life. And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in
the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it.
After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter
which said: My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life
lie. This was the only lie I said to you----the salty coffee. Remember
the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted
some sugar, but I said salt. It was hard for me to change so I just went
ahead. I never thought that could be the start of our communication!
I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too
afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything.
Now I'm dying, I am afraid of nothing so I tell you the truth:
I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste, but I have
the salty coffee for my whole life since I knew you, I never feel sorry
for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for
my whole life. If I can live for the second time, I still want to know you
and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty
coffee again.
Her tears made the letter totally wet.
Someday, someone asked her: what's the taste of salty coffee?
It's sweet. She replied

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