Tuesday, March 17, 2009
First date with tea shop!!!
Coming in morning shift is something I am yet to get used to and I had to work in morning shift this week. So, Sandy woke up at 5 in the morning (yes, I did!!!) and got ready and left home at 5:50am to reach office before 6:30. Since all my roommates where (lavishly) catching up the last few hours of sleep for the day, I didn’t have anyone to make my Horlicks (errrr… I drink that everyday and yes, I am 22, ok… 23). By the time I got out of the bus (I use MTC bus to commute to office coz I hate the office cab – it is stuffy and suffocating!) and was walking towards my office (There is nothing like a good brisk walk early in the morning) with headphones plugged to my ears, listening to “Emosanal Attyachar” and I had over 20 mins for my shift to start. I was hungry. But there are hardly any shops that are open at 6:10 in the morning. Suddenly I heard “Kandha Sashti Kavacham” blaring from a shop. I turned around and saw that it was a tea shop (the kind where guys go for a tea and a ‘dhum’). I saw that there were no customers at the shop and I was badly in need of a steaming hot coffee. I decided to walk in and have a cup of coffee (although one part of mind kept warning me about the cleanliness of the place)… The “tea master” (I was awestruck when I found out he was not a malayali – nair tea shop illatha naadu undo?) was equally awestruck because that was probably the first time a girl visited his shop. Nevertheless, he made my coffee in less than 2 minutes. It was nothing but hot water with a little sugar. I had to gulp it down, however it did wake me up!!!