Thursday, September 26, 2013

coffee shops and such

Today's blogtember assignment was to go to a coffee shop, order a favorite drink and write about what makes me happy and what makes me sad.

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Well, that didn't happen... 
First of all, I have a child sleeping upstairs, and I don't think it would be a great idea to leave him alone. 
Secondly, I work at an espresso bar and will be heading there this evening for a shift, 
that's enough coffee for one day me thinks.

But I can tell you this:
Did you know that in Holland a coffee shop is something totally different than a coffee shop in the USA or Canada? I bet you could get coffee at these places if you really wanted to, but the main product at the dutch coffee shops is cannabis and other 'soft' drugs. Yeah.
I have no idea why they're called coffee shops, but if you're ever travelling to Holland now you know that a 'coffee shop' is not a place to get coffee.
Instead look for an espresso bar or a café, that's where you want to be if you're looking for a cup of joe.

You're welcome.

Love, Maria




8 comments:

  1. So you work selling coffee, not pot right? ;)

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    1. ha! definitely the coffee! :)

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  2. HAH!!! That's awesome. I did have to scroll back up to the top to re-read, "So, wait... she works at a WHAT??"
    Thank you for the PSA. If I ever find myself jet-lagged and in Holland I will steer clear of the "Coffee Shops"! :)

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  3. thanks for the tip about holland! haha! i'll keep that in mind ;)

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  4. Pot Shop. Not sure why they wouldn't just call it that...it rolls off the tongue pretty well. Maybe they just enjoy the shock on American's faces when they come in for a caffeine buzz and are greeted with a different kind of aroma in the air, ha! Have a good night at work!

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  5. haha love this post and the way you took the prompt

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  6. I always was asking myself why the dutch call it coffee shop:) or if I didn`t get the point !?
    yes and I now that you are working in a coffee shop äh sorry a café:)

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  7. Oh my goodness, I had no idea!! I'll remember that, if we ever travel to Holland...good to know! That could lead to some awkward situations :-)

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