Kopi's Last Toast

In their voyage around the Vichian ricorso (or cycle) of employment existence - inability, in-training, incompetency, boredom, incivility, consultancy - the new wave of temporary staff at Wang's Kaya Toastery and Kopi-Sock Emporium at HFC have hopefully progressed to a level (2 going on 3) where E@L feels it is safe to venture to the POS machine and risk ordering his afternoon caffeine and sugar-based comestibles. These newbies haven't experienced E@L's strange accent and donít crumble into babbling incoherence themselves at threat of his looming, or plead surreal excuses not to supply his order. At least not yet.

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E@L: Kopi, please. Take away.

[Sales Assistant nods her head.]

E@L: And kaya butter toast please.

Sales Assistant (hesitating): Orso take away?

[E@L nods his head.]

Sales Assistant: Both take away, can. [To sock-barista] Kopi bau!

[E@L shakes his head.]

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Can anyone think of a situation where E@L (or anyone) would be prepared to take away the almost instantly ready coffee but still wait five minutes for the slowly toasted kaya sandwich and eat it there?

WTF is it with E@L and the ordering of coffee?

E@L

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Posted by: expat@large on Apr 05, 08 | 1:26 am | Profile


OTHER MONKEYS SAID



um, because the coffee was for a friend?


Posted by: MercerMachine on Apr 06, 08 | 6:10 pm

Kopi AND kaya toast - they're a team!! Laurel & Hardy, Hollywood & Vine, Marx & Engels, Hope & Crosby, Tacos & Tequila, Milli & Vanilli, Mercer & Smoot; you know - the eternals!

The thought that someone would have kopi by itself, nor crunch their kaya toast un-kopied sends a shudder though the HDB heartlands!


Posted by: expat@large on Apr 06, 08 | 8:16 pm

YOU SHUOLD HAVE LEARNT BY NOW! NONE OF THAT FOREIGN MUK!!!!!!


Posted by: HKSNG on Apr 10, 08 | 9:26 pm


THIS MONKEY SAYS




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