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Coffee Date: Recreating Memories Of Our First Meeting

If we were having coffee, we would have recreated old memories of our first meeting at the famous Barista venue.

Today’s prompt for The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 took me down the memory lane. Ten years back, me and my husband met for the first time over a cup of coffee at Barista. We were virtual friends since long. But one day we randomly decided to meet. Our colleges just happened to be next to each other and so we planned to meet at a café most nearest to our college.

June’ 2007

We both thought coffee is the best way to start a conversation that can probably mark a new chapter in our life. With high hopes, we met at the venue. Sitting comfortably at the most peaceful corner, we discussed about our subjects and college; and also how we both bunked our lecture for that special coffee date.

We started sharing stories about ourselves and our families. To know each other better we even shared our likings and interests. From favourite novels to authors, favourite singers to actors, favourite colour to cuisine, we happened to discuss everything. At the end of it all, we realised that we were totally opposite to each other. Our liking and interests were different. It was difficult for us to find a common ground.

Having realised that there came a moment of silence. For a few minutes we had no topic to talk about. Has it ever happened to you that while during a virtual communication with a friend you have loads to share, but when you meet in person you go out of ideas and topics to discuss ? Something similar happened with us that day. We reached a moment of awkward silence.

To break the ice, he then offered me the menu. ‘Coffee?’, he asked. ‘Which one would you like to have?’ Feeling awkward again, I told him ‘Thank You! But I don’t drink coffee.’ To which he was surprised. Putting the menu back, he asked ‘Really?’. I replied, ‘ Yes, I am sorry I should have mentioned this when we decided on the venue’. He relaxed back on his chair, smirked a little and then said, ‘Don’t be! Even I don’t like coffee, or tea for that matter. Never had one in my life!’ Smiling on this similarity, we then settled for a chocolate pastry which happened to be our favourite.

We finally could find our common ground. With that one similarity, things simply clicked and we became fond of each other, so much so that we married few years later.

If today we were having coffee, we would have recalled the cherished moments of our first meeting and would have smiled thinking how coffee started a new beginning, even when none of us really liked having one.

 I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 . This post is based on Day 7’s prompt- ‘If we were having coffee’. You can also read my post on Day 6’s prompt- Featuring Sulbha Bathwal: A Mother Who Believes In Raising Her Twins The Montessori Way

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This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. Rajlakshmi

    Aww that’s such a beautiful meet. You two look so sweet together… Loved reading your story.

  2. BellyBytes

    What a lovely coffee story. I’m glad it had a happy ending !

  3. Vinitha

    You both don’t drink coffee! That’s a perfect match. ? Yes, it happens, a lot to talk online but nothing when it becomes face to face. ? Glad to read about your coffee date, Charu. ?
    Congrats on completing the challenge. ? We did it! ?

    1. TheMomSagas

      Thanks Vinitha. It was a fun challenge. Thank you for your motivation.

  4. Alice Gerard

    So sweet and romantic… and I also don’t like coffee!!!

  5. My Closet Diary

    Wow.. 10 years, that’s a really long time. I am so glad that its still fresh in your mind just like coffee ?

  6. Vasantha Vivek

    Happy to read about your first meet. Hope you too still don’t love coffee. Congrats on successfully completing the challenge !!!

  7. Anchal

    I adore love stories ? You two look so great in that picture. A lot of memories over a cup of coffee ?

  8. carkhanablog

    Lovely story over a coffee, I mean not over a coffee. LOL

  9. Mummasaurus

    What a sweet little story, Charu!! It felt like i was practically sitting there, watching all this happen ?

  10. Amrit Kaur

    Awww! 10 years long. It is a nice love story. I would also want my love story to start on a coffee date.

  11. anubhutisethmehn

    10long years…but 1st dates are always special ..loved this ..but do give coffee date a try ?

  12. Revathy

    first dates are evergreen in our minds always!

  13. newsontube

    great post! A Lot can happen over coffee

  14. preetjyotkaur

    Congratulations on the feature girl.. Such a lovely love story.. I really hope u guys get back to the coffee dates real soon

  15. What a sweet story!!! It is great that even without having coffee you were able to spark a conversation.

  16. Vinay Leo R.

    If not coffee, then chocolate. ? My philosophy too…

    A sweet story, and coffee triggered the memories! ? Thank you for sharing!

  17. Disha

    A lot can happen over a chocolate pastry! ?
    Very cute story.

  18. whimsicalcompass

    This is such a sweet story. You two are lucky to have each other. ?
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