From people randomly throwing buckets of water over their heads to people requesting funny concoctions of coffee its been a strange week. An even stranger month working in a coffee shop and noticing how much we depend on technology and how little we communicate to each other. People meet up and within moments their both checking their phones, talking about social networks and slurping their coffees. On the other hand there has been couples meeting up, flowers and kisses exchanged, sat holding hands, cuddling for ages.
I love the atmosphere of a coffee shop, some are better than others. The seating needs to be right so you don’t feel like you’re at school. Music has to be right, oh my god some of the music! I’m starting to love jazz music at the moment. its on in the morning and its something else to perk you up other than coffee.
We’re all to busy these days to take time out. Someone today complained their other half had gone on a business trip and they had to fend for themselves! shocking! Even when I was in a relationship I loved having the house to myself. We all need to take time out and be ourselves instead of part of someone/something. I feel guilty sitting down and reading a book because I have so much to do for work, There is so much to learn in such a short space of time and I just don;t want to let anyone down. its probably why I have this migraine/tension headache, that and not enough water, coffee seems to help and I thought it wouldn’t. weird.
Now to the dreaded words….the ice bucket challenge. This started for a very good cause but has put the fear of dread into me. I really don’t want to be chucking buckets of water over my head. Apparently if you get nominated either way you have to give money. Yes its a good cause but I think I have about £1 spare at the moment and to feel forced to donate because its the ‘in thing’ just makes me feel like I’m at school and being told I should wear my tie a certain way or I’m not cool. Not a good memory. Every year I give to charity for several reasons. I also donate unwanted goods and last year they got £20 on gift aid.
I think its great that its raising awareness for charity, Im confused which one now. But if it takes peer pressure to donate to charity aren’t we doing something wrong?
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