We’d first and foremost discuss the significance of this day; where we were and what we were doing 18 years ago. I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that 9/11 was 18 years ago today
I’d then ask who the guy is sitting at our table and why he’s interrupting our coffee date with a coke. You’d whisper that you thought he was with me, and I would say I thought he was with you and then we’d giggle and try to avoid eye contact with him
I’d ask what you are ordering because I always am looking for inspiration in coffee shops. Just ask my coworkers each Friday. I never know what to order until I’ve consulted with the table
I’d ask what there is to eat that’s good because I don’t like to plunge into heavy conversation without food in my belly. Once a gremlin, always a gremlin…
I’d tell you that this is historically a weird time of year for me but that this year in particular, I’m feeling slightly “off.” I hope you’ll forgive me as I process what’s going on in my life—these are all good things, I promise! But some days I just feel really overwhelmed
I’d confess that I would be nothing without my friends
We’d discuss the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise and I’d ask if you were surprised by any of the couples leaving
We’d lightly touch on the latest (definitely not greatest) from the White House and the epic shitshow this administration has become. If nothing else, it provides comedic relief. Right? Ugh, I dunno’. On second thought, let’s not bring it up after all
I’d want to know about you. Your life. Your job. Your person. Your animals. Your friends. Tell me tell me tell me!
I’d let you in on a little secret. My family is crazy and not a day goes by when there isn’t some drama that’s unfolding. The last piece of fodder in the gossip mill kind of affected me because it involved someone very close to me and it’s just not sitting right 🙁
I’d ask if you are hungry again, because that pastry didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of my hunger
I’d want to know what you’re listening to. Podcast recommendations are great but I want to know what music is speaking to your soul. Let me in on your iPod shuffle or car mix (yes, I said car mix. Google it)
If you and I had coffee, what would it look like to you?