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.
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.
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
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