Only had pocket change today and was seriously craving coffee. Craved it so bad I didn't care what kind it was. Black expresso, latte, cappuccino, mochaccino- heck even arabic coffee would have been fine. As I waited for my 9:00 class I was eyeing the coffee machine. (it's one of those machines u just put coins in, this cup comes down into a holder thing and then the machine makes all sorts of swishing sounds as it prepares the coffee...super cool.)
40% of the girls stop in front of the coffee machine - which is right beside the snack machine- and buy coffee and chocolate before class. Looks really good but since I'm on a diet and currently very proud of the fact that I have managed not to eat any junk whatsoever for a whole month now - the exception of a mini snickers and a mini bounty, the really really small inch size minis, which so can't count - chocs are out the question. I was dreaming about coffee throughout my classes today.
At the end of Speech Comm (my last class for the day) my friend called me and decided we should go to the cafeteria and get something to eat. I wasn't much in the mood for anything though I would have settled for a milk shake but they don't sell any there. In the end neither of us got anything. We walked over to the student affairs building to see about getting student ID cards and behold there in the main hall stood a coffee machine. (Come to think of it I think all the buildings in each hall HAVE a coffee machine!) The machine was literally shining in my eyes. "I will definitely have that coffee." was the only thought on my mind.
I was amazed at the choices. I think there were like 6 or 8. Expresso, Cappuccino, Chocolate Cappuccino, White tea (tea with milk it said in arabic but it was translated as "white tea" in english- Karak wannabe no doubt. Ha ha, I don't think I even wanna try that.) Hot chocolate..... I can't remember the rest! I decided one could never go wrong with cappuccino. Only time cappuccino is disgusting is when it doesn't have enough sugar. There was a button that said extra sugar - beside another button that said no sugar. I assumed the cappuccino would have sugar then.
It was pretty weird buying a hot drink from a machine. I had only seen a coffee machine like that in the movie Terminator 2. I put my 2 dhs in, made my selection and down came the cup. The LCD screen read: Drink in Process. (COOL!) Swishing sounds were coming from the machine and after a few seconds it beeped and the screen read: Take your drink. It was really foamy and looked as a proper cappuccino should look, lol. I was 60% sure I was going to regret not selecting the extra sugar option though. I was 99.9% wrong ;)
Durn best cup of cappuccino I've tasted since the great cappuccino I used to buy at the Emarat gas station's bakeria!
From this day forth I will never leave for uni without life saving pocket change - hahahha my cappuccino shall depend upon it!