Breakfast with Dawn

Sitting here

Enjoying our bacon and eggs

The diner coffee tastes better

As we catch up on our lives.

It’s been a while.

 

Yes, Margie  (that’s what your tag says; I assume it’s your name)

We’ve been here a while;

But no one is waiting for our table.

So give us a break (we’ll give you a good tip)

And please (for the love of all things holy)

Bring us

Some more coffee.

 

–September 26

Animation of cream being poured into drip coffee.

Animation of cream being poured into drip coffee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Notes:  My first job was at a diner, so I know all about refilling people’s coffee cups as they sit there and catch up on their lives. So it’s always a mystery to me when servers decide to cut somebody off, especially when it’s slow in the restaurant. I get it, you don’t want people to linger too long, but I was also taught the importance of making customers feel like they wanted to come back, which often included serving them a third or fourth cup of coffee. Perhaps I’ll have to be on the lookout for a new greasy spoon.

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