I walked into a coffee house today, set down my back pack, strolled towards the front counter and perused the menu for a drink with no caffeine content.
I had finished the assignment that’s due tomorrow yesterday afternoon, a rare feat on my part really. Part of the reason for it was that I had a friend with me at the time who was probably 110% smarter than me so I didn’t mind finishing up the work with him. Other part of the reason for me finishing my work early was to prove a friend wrong about how “procrastination is inevitable”. In the end I may have needed to prove it to myself more than to her.
Skiping “the classics” and “teas’ section of the menu, my eyes moved towards the “refreshments” category. Cranberry+Ginger Ale. Come again? Yup, there it was, Cranberry+Ginger Ale. First thought that came into my mind was “who the hell put those two together”?
Second thought that came into my mind was “this actually might not taste that bad”. Although the two at first seemed out of place with each other, a closer thought at the taste and quality of the two made me change my mind. Well, Cranberry+Ginger Ale it is then. I took a sip of the overpriced drink at 2.50. Though I can’t say it was worth every penny of it, the sparkling feel of the Ginger Ale and the sour taste of the cranberry was quite a pleasant surprise. After getting over the new taste the drink was actually very enjoyable for a summer night.
So, two unlikely things (in my mind at least) coming together to form something new. Although the first reaction might be a prickly “wtf” moment that seems to transcend what you’ve been taught your whole life, a second look, taste, or thought might reveal something…well, to quote Aladdin, “a whole new world”.
Seems like tonight wasn’t mumble jumble after all.