Would You Care For Some Tea? Caffeinated Ranting- A Series Of Open Letters From A Coffee Shop In San FranciscoBy Zoe Brock
February 26, 2008
I hope this letter finds you well, happy, and infinitely less confusing and melodramatic than you were when I was writing it. Just to be on the safe side I think I’ll wait a few hours before sending this just to give you a chance to mellow out, you highly strung weirdo.
Yours, with infinite respect,
Dear People Who Keep Coming Into This Internet Cafe And Leaving The Door Open,
Are you, by any chance, made of some new kind of Nasa-manufactured, cold-resistant super-flesh? Does your meat not freeze? Can I get some? No? Well fuck you all over again then.
Later today, when you go back to your tent (for surely that is what you live in) and try to shower, I hope the hot water runs out. Standing there in the frigid water you will quickly realize that you have no towel to dry yourself with. In an ideal world a desperate and clever thief will take this opportunity to sneak into your tent (hey, you left the flaps open, you were clearly asking for it) and steal all your clothes and food, leaving nothing but a bag of frozen peas that you will be forced to hug close to your naked chest to defrost before you can ingest them, sobbing all the while and wondering what on earth you did to deserve this misery.
Sincerely, and with contented revenge,
The Shivering Girl In The Cornër.
Dear Black Tea,
Wow! You really know how to get the party started in my heart, right!? Weeee!! My aorta is about to leap out of my chest and do the Lambada on the counter!! Exclamation point!! How strong are you, tea?! What do you mean FOUR CUPS IS TOO MUCH?! What do you mean DON’T ADD SO MUCH SUGAR???!! Are you crazy?!! What are you trying to say anyway?! Are you saying I have a problem?! Are you calling me a wimp?! Lets take this outside.
Yours, with jitters, Zoë.
Dear Internal Organs,
The next time I try to overload you with tea please feel free to speak up and say something about my complete and utter lack of self-control.
Don’t be afraid. I can only punish you further by changing my intake of liquids to something stronger like, say, tequila.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing me with a solid eight hours of alternating boredom and fun today. You’ve inspired me, broken my heart, annoyed me, uplifted me and generally made me want to smash my laptop into the innocent face of the next person who comes in here and leaves the fucking door open. You’ve also given me three job leads, five potential apartments and a damn good laugh.
All in all I’d say our relationship is on the up and up.
So…. when do we get to have sex?
I’m really sorry you don’t like the word c**t. I’m also really sorry that I occasionally use it. If you knew how often I wanted to say it and didn’t then you’d be really proud of me. I am trying really hard to be the delicate little flower you have somehow convinced yourself into believing I am. I have been meaning to ask you, are you on crack? Anyway, I’m sorry, but you were absolutely right when you said that I should not bow to your Republican censorship. Especially considering you are not a Republican, which is one of the reasons why we get on so well. You’re quite conservative for a hippie.
P.S. That green t-shirt gives me the flutters.
Dear Hello Darkness My Old Friend,
Where did the fecking day go????
Cheers for clearing that up, Z.
Dear Guy Behind The Counter,
Is it too late for another tea?
Maniacally, Your Biggest Fan.