Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What's in a title?

Regular visitors will know all about my friend Rosey who has featured in more than 100 stories here on my blog over the past 7 years. In fact, she regularly writes short stories for Friday Fictioneers herself. Today's picture reminded me of something that happened in 2011.

My heartfelt wishes for a happy and fulfilling New Year must go to Rochelle who has kept us entertained and busy throughout 2015.

Picture: Jean L Hays


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We were sitting at a table outside the coffee bar when a chap sidled up to Rosey, pecked her on the cheek and wandered inside. ‘That’s Paul, my new fella’ she proudly informed us. She said her parents would approve of him because he’d told her he was a barrister*. As she was gushing about him, I glanced inside to see him tying on an apron and walking behind the counter. When I told her that far from being a wig-wearing justice of the peace, he was actually a Barista, she took it pretty well. She said she still found him attractive even if he did smell of soggy coffee grounds.

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*Thanks to J E Lillie for pointing out that in the States barristers are known as lawyers! I guess they don't wear wigs either.


I've shifted 60 or so Rosey stories to a dedicated site called simply My Friend Rosey. If you are interested in finding out more about her, you can do so by clicking HERE

She also has her own blog, Rosey Pinkerton where she's also posted a story for this week's FF.







21 comments:

  1. The heart knows what the heart wants.

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  2. Laughing hysterically. That's a mistake we could also make in New England although here we wouldn't call them a baristah we would call them a lawyah. :)

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    1. Thanks for the reminder J E - I feel a footnote coming on. I wonder, are coffee makers called baristas in the US? If not I've left a lot of people wondering what I'm on about across the pond!

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  3. Dear Keith,

    Cute story to read with my morning coffee.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. Thank you for the giggle. Sweet Rosey. ;) Happy New Year!

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    1. Rosey's Life is one big giggle Darla!

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  5. Mom always said spelling was important!

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    1. ....and Mums are always right! Thank you Roger.

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  6. It's a natural mistake I guess. And I'm sure Rosey was seeing the man behind the career path anyway. Good story.

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    1. I'm sure she was! Thanks margirine.

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  7. Cute story, Keith. Nope, lawyers in the U.S. don't wear special wigs. Here in India many of the British terms are still used so I've become used to them. Well done. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks for that P. S. I learn something every day!

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    2. Also, I want to add Happy New Year to you and yours. :) --- Suzanne

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  8. Ha.. yes that's an easy mistake to do... but maybe the parents would approve of a barista even more... :-)

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  9. Not having been to the U.K. I hadn't realized that someone working in a coffe shop would be called a barista until today (do they also call them barista in the States?), this is the second post I've read with a barista involved, of course here in Italy anyone who works in a bar is a barista. Love the word play it made for a great story! Bastet

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