Comments on: Lessons from Coffee… /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/ Living a Proverbs 31 Life in a Romans 1 World... Thu, 02 May 2013 17:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Mrs.J /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14341 Mrs.J Thu, 02 May 2013 17:02:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14341 All true for many countries and in certain contexts, but in Italy, for example, many people (especially men) stand alone at a high table in a cafe, down an espresso (or a double) in one gulp, and move on. Everybody is different!

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By: Terri Johnson /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14340 Terri Johnson Wed, 01 May 2013 17:04:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14340 Yes, Leslie, that’s right! In Athens, we were invited into a shop to taste some wine from the shop owner’s vineyard. :)

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By: Leslie Strout /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14339 Leslie Strout Wed, 01 May 2013 16:50:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14339 Sounds like you’ve picked up some great lessons from being overseas! Americans are so good at being efficient that we’ve lost a lot of the personal touch in life. My daughter is currenty in Turkey doing her student teaching, and she was amazed that when you go to a shop it is common for the shop owner to invite you to have tea. Hospitality is as much part of business as selling is.

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By: Ron and Bia Warkentin /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14338 Ron and Bia Warkentin Wed, 01 May 2013 16:23:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14338 Loved this post! What has happened to us? We are always in such a hurry, running here and there. I think all of us need to take a month or two off and go experience another culture to put our lives into perspective again!
Thank you so much for sharing!
I shared this on facebook for my friends & family! ;-)

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By: Terri Johnson /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14337 Terri Johnson Wed, 01 May 2013 16:12:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14337 Then you probably know who the Sicilian twins are that I refer to in my post. They own the Pirata breakfast bar up at the top of the town. We loved everything about Vernazza, even the 130 steps to get to our cozy room at the tippy-top of the town next to the castle. :)

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By: stepcoach /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14336 stepcoach Wed, 01 May 2013 16:09:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14336 (a friend lead me here … thanks, friend!) What a wonderful post! You’re right, far too many people rush through a nice, sociable activity like coffee breaking. But not all of us. At my local coffee shop, we are many regulars who sit and sip and visit while watching too many vehicles zoom through past the pick up window. But there are several of us who recognize the value of leisure in a busy life. Thank you for a great reminder!

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By: Alison Harris /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14335 Alison Harris Wed, 01 May 2013 15:54:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14335 We loved Vernazza when we were there. Such a cute, tiny town. We stayed for several days and hiked the Cinque Terra. Thank you for reminding me of a quieter time.

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By: Emily /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14334 Emily Wed, 01 May 2013 15:40:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14334 This was a great post. I love the reminders to slow down and savor! I hope you have more stories about your time in Slovenia.

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By: Nanci Smith /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14333 Nanci Smith Wed, 01 May 2013 15:30:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14333 What a delightful post.
Coming from an Italian-American family, sitting down for “coffee” was always a daily event and a time for talking. It was odd for me when I married my husband (a non-coffee drinker) because this was not part of his experience at all and he thought it was strange.
Thankfully, he drinks coffee now (the “pressure” of living in the coffee capital of the greater Seattle area got to him :)

I’ve always felt “out of the mainstream” because I don’t do social media…I find it too compelling (compulsive) because of the constant nature of it. I am glad I am staying away from it so I can stay focused on my family. I guess I have a more European mentality than American :)

Thanks for something fun to think about today.

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By: Teressa LaPrade /blog/2013/04/lessons-from-coffee/comment-page-1/#comment-14332 Teressa LaPrade Wed, 01 May 2013 15:23:00 +0000 /blog/?p=1226#comment-14332 Oh this is a great post. Needed to read this today, thank you!

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