Saturday, February 20, 2016

Coffee Klatch

9:30am - A few days ago, I became aware that a Coffee Klatch was taking place each morning at this time of day at Cafe Kitsch.

Before then, I was not aware exactly what was the definition of "Coffee Klatch." So, I looked it up online.

Coffee Klatch: "A social occasion where people have conversations about unimportant things."

I don't accept that definition for what I myself am doing at these coffee drinking get togethers. My conversations are never about unimportant things. Even though what I may be doing, is talking about various, sometimes unrelated things.

It seems to me that if my brain is engaged in the conversation, and I am actively listening to whom I am talking, then the topic is important.

Being polite
12 noon - Breakfast at Ricassoli.

I wear leather boots. My leather boots attract the attention of shoe shine boys here in Panajachel. I expect for shoe shine boys to ask me for permission to shine my shoes. Even here at my table at Ricassoli.

However, some shoe shine boys become more than a bit aggressive when they do not receive an "OK" from me. That aggression I do not expect and do not tolerate. I expect anybody who is trying to sell me something, to be polite.


Video interview
5:30pm - Andy Graham [hobotraveler.com] asked me to be interviewed about my going to Guatemala. I really enjoy the idea of being interviewed. So, of course I agreed! :)

We took a Tuk Tuk taxi down to the embarcadero [dock where the ferry launches tie up]. Andy set up his video camera in a restaurant where there was a nice table. The interview went smooth!

What a good time!

View of embarcadero from the restaurant


Parrillada Santander
7:30pm - Well, it is Saturday evening. Time to be out on the town! But I didn't want to go out to eat at a place that I'd eaten at before.

You want to know something? I am suspicious of restaurants where there are no customers already at tables. But this place where I am at now, had a nice menu. So I went in. I was the only customer.

About 5 minutes after being seated, four more tables were filled! Apparently, my being seated, got other people comfortable about coming to eat here too!


My shrimp supper



15 comments:

  1. I have two comments, George:
    1. I watched your video on hobotraveler.com. What you said makes perfect sense. I'm sure you're happy to know that!
    2. Your dinner looks really good...I want some.

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    1. Hi Pete,

      If you were here in Guatemala, I would definitely invite you to supper! :)

      George

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  2. BTW, 'a Coffee Klatch at Cafe Kitsch' is almost poetry. It's my job to notice these things...

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    1. Hi Pete,

      Yes! And you are very good at poetry and music too!

      George

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  3. Always the best way to find a good restaurant in a strange town - look for the one that has the most people.

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  4. I found Andy from your blog a few years ago. It was fun to see him interview you. You look and sound happy and relaxed.

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    1. Hi Shadow,

      It was a very good time for me being interviewed too!

      George

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