Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Salty Coffee

A boy met her girl friend in his friend's party. She was so outstanding that many guys chasing after her, while he was so quiet that nobody paid attention to him.

At the end of the party, he invited her to have a cup of coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to being polite, she accepted the request. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she said, please; let me go home.

Suddenly the boy asked the waiter, "Would you please give me some salt? I would like to put it in my coffee."

She stared at him, so strange! His face turned red, but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously; why you have this hobby?
He replied: "When I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I like playing in the sea, and I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there," while saying tears filled his eyes.

She was deeply touched. That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man, who can tell out his home sickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares and has responsibility of home.

Then she also started to speak about her far away hometown, her childhood, family and all. That was a really nice talk, and also a beautiful beginning of their love story.

They continued to see each other. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, kind hearted, warm and careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him! Thanks to his salty coffee!

Then the story begin just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, and then they were living the happy life and every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it always.

After 40 years of married life, suddenly the boy had passed away, and left her a letter, in which he said:

"My dearest wife, please forgive me, forgive my whole life lie which I told you. This was the only lie I said to you - the salty coffee. Remember the first time we met? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt. It was hard for me to change, so I just went ahead. I never thought that it could be the beginning of our love story! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything in my married life."

"Now I'm dying, I'm afraid of nothing, so I tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange and bad taste. But I had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I love you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you."

"Having you with me is my biggest happiness since ever. If I can live for the second time, I still want to know you and have you only in my life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee for my whole life."

Her tears made the letter totally wet.

One day, someone asked her: "What's the taste of salty coffee?"
"It's very sweet," she replied.

3 comments:

.:~nawzahs~:. said...

hahaw
funny yet sweet end

aeisyulillah said...

agreed with raj. touching..

Athirah said...

touching2..
best maa.. keep it up!