: Wall Coffee !

01-05-2013, 08:55 PM
We all might have heard of different makes of coffee branded and home brew. But this was the first time I heard about another variety - Coffee on the Wall. This Venetian story was forwarded to me by a friend of mine a few days back. The story goes saying,

I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighbouring town of Venice, the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat on an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall. We heard this order with rather interest and observed that he was served with one cup of coffee but he paid for two. As soon as he left, the waiter pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying A Cup of Coffee. While we were still there, two other men entered and ordered three cups of coffee, two on the table and one on the wall. They had two cups of coffee but paid for three and left. This time also, the waiter did the same; he pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying, A Cup of Coffee. It seemed that this gesture was a norm at this place. However, it was something unique and perplexing for us. Since we had nothing to do with the matter, we finished our coffee, paid the bill and left.

After a few days, we again had a chance to go to this coffee shop. While we were enjoying our coffee, a man entered. The way this man was dressed did not match neither the standard nor the atmosphere of this coffee shop. Poverty was evident from the looks on his face. As he seated himself, he looked at the wall and said, one cup of coffee from the wall. The waiter served coffee to this man with the customary respect and dignity. The man had his coffee and left without paying. We were amazed to watch all this when the waiter took off a piece of paper from the wall and threw it in the dust bin. Now it was no surprise for us the matter was very clear. The great respect for the needy shown by the inhabitants of this town welled up our eyes with tears.

Yes, the Universe has provided us with plenty of walls all around; it has also given us enough chances to express ourselves. It is up to us to decorate the wall of our choice with sayings of our own.

01-05-2013, 09:00 PM
Good Idea, not only Coffee, it can be medicine, money cloths etc. In some places in the Bus stand there is chance for the poor people to get some money to take the Bus ticket. Many houses keep a box and put money in it for the orphanage.
If there is a place, people can donate the balance food after parties or similar occasions, the situation of some people are very pathetic, more than we could imagine. We can do something to solve it, but there is no chance for it in these times. We waste food, medicine etc., dump to the waste Bin, easy. We may use it wisely.
Even in Certain well developed and undeveloped countries people live under the bridge. It is a long story. Let us light a candle to banish it, with our charities.

01-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Thanks for this story to look for the poor people

I think , Rahal our wall is different than their wall

01-06-2013, 09:05 PM
Thanks for this story to look for the poor people

I think , Rahal our wall is different than their wall

Thanks brother no doubt for that as we just mentioned up it could be medicine,money cloths at least good words and prayer for others

01-26-2013, 10:54 PM
it's all about charity and feeling with other need. hope we could maintenance our community rather than faith on id card and shape

thanks rahal:blushing: