Sunday, July 17, 2005
Coffee pt. 1
I think most workplaces provide free tea and coffee to their employees. Where I work, like just about everywhere else I'm sure, they provide Nescafe instant coffee. 6 or 7 years ago I switched to Nescafe Gold Decaf on a friend's advice. Of course I have to buy my own supply. In both places that I've worked, and across 4 different departments so far, other staff take from my coffee. They never ask. I never complain. About a month ago I ran out and went to buy some more from Alfair but they were all out. A few days later I looked in another Alfair with no luck. Then I went to Lulu Hypermarket, Carrefour.. Sultan Center.. no one has it. I wouldn't be surprised if they've stopped selling it in Oman. Other than myself and the guy who recommended it to me, I don't know anyone else who buys this stuff.
Inzain, so here's the clincher. In the past month people have been coming to me asking how come I don't bring that "good" coffee anymore. They tell me they used to drink from it and they liked it much better than the regular Nescafe. They ask me why I stopped and when I'll bring some more.. I just smile and say it's not available. Can you believe that. They never once asked if they can drink from it and now that I don't get it anymore they're asking for it. Man sometimes you wonder where people get the guts to go on like that.