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Drawings With Coffee Foam

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 25 May 2014 @ 6:00 am | No Comments

In Chile, Citizen Media, Ideas, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish

The blogger on El Francotirador shares [1] [es] his experience on a fast food shop, when as the waitress gave him the coffee he had ordered, she added:

“There you go… I drew a heart with the foam” – she said smiling.

As a result of this gesture, the author reflects:

I stared at the coffee, with its white heart that was slowly losing its shape, and I couldn't help it but felt mine squeezing. You see, I've always regarded with a mix of compassion and fear the jobs at the fast food shops [...] as prisoners who have to carry out the same chores, once and again, day after day, to serve perfect strangers, indifferent and many times rude.

But there we have a girl that, in spite of the fatigue at the end of her shift, she drew me a heart with the foam.

I don't know if she did this to make my day or hers, but it worked in both ways and it proved that when you have a happy, lively or creative spirit, those gifts might blossom even the most hostile environments.


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