He was due in last Friday and I thought this was it! I was sat in the corner of the café, laptop at the ready, hashtag created (EddiesCoffee) … and then he finally came in.
LET’S DO THIS!!!! I thought, as I bombarded my social media channels with this riveting development.
And then a different barista served him who didn’t know about my RAOK.
Eddie paid for his coffee, drank it and left. Turns out, the barista I’d originally spoken to was on a break.
I was gutted. I was live Tweeting this momentous event for my hordes (2) of readers who wanted to know … ‘Would Eddie Ever Get His Bloody Coffee?’
The barista in question came back from her break (we were on a break!) … and I explained the devastating news. She commented that perhaps she should have explained the whole RAOK thing to her team. Erm, you think??
Anyway, a weekend has passed, and I came back into the café again this morning, ready to try again.
Turns out Eddie got his coffee on Saturday when I wasn’t here.
So, so disappointed.
I asked how the conversation went, and here’s what she said:
Barista: Eddie, someone’s bought you a coffee.
Eddie: (Looks around café) Really? Why?
Barista then tries to explain that it was a RAOK
Eddie: Who was it? Was it a woman?
Barista: (Laughs) Yes, it was a woman.
Eddie: I’ve still got it.
I swear to God that’s what he said. Eddie my friend – you are a legend.