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Predicting the Future

Its been a slow kind of day - meaning I have work pending which Im not doing. Finally the long days and short nights of the past week are catching up. With a weekend of activity ahead with Mom, I dont see much respite till Monday.
So, as I sit on my seat with empty cups of cappuccino beside me, I wonder - modern day people have become too mindless to think; they mostly just follow. Else, what once developed art form, now revered / ridiculed as forecasting tool has no new versions.

What am I talking about? Tea leaf reading of course! Something so innovative, new and so darned weird, has no modern day equivalents! I mean, reading the dregs of tea is definitely a European thing. Yet tea itself is such an old concoction in Asia (China to be precise). It went to Europe only more than a century ago. People were imaginative enough then, to have tea and wonder about ones future depending upon the shape of the broken tea leaves at the bottom of the cup.

Why then, has todays wo/man left innovating? Why not something new about the way and shape of coffee rings left on the cup? What about the foam on the opposite wall of the empty cup? Wont someone please step up and analyse that and tell me my future?
Considering so many coffee drinkers around the world are interested in the occult, how is it that they dont do a little bit of innovation and extrapolation to develop new techniques for todays beverage - coffee? With the internet and the 'world being small' and all that, Im sure they will have enough takers, if not earn a few pennies in the bargain.

Hmm... perhaps this was left for me to create. I now know my true calling...my future (i read it from my 3 empty cups).
It is to drink coffee and predict the future on the basis of the foam marks on the cup! Thus I shall foretell what the future holds for you. Only condition - it has to be cappuccino with lots of foam.

Come to me! The initial 10 readings are free.

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( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
25th Oct, 2007 12:12 (UTC)
With paid coffee of course…
So we know…you’ll make us pay for the coffee and claim that the reading was free

And the 1st 9 predictions will be: “You shall come again for a reading”
10th prediction: “You shall not come again”

25th Oct, 2007 12:18 (UTC)
Of course you have to pay for the coffee. Its predictions, not charity! :P

and yeah...its not 10 predictions per person.
26th Oct, 2007 07:22 (UTC)
i can hasz mah free reading and free coffee plz.. Mah coffee foam iz a 4 leaf clover..
30th Oct, 2007 11:27 (UTC)
Re: ooo
only if I see the clover mdear, only if my very own eyes see it, can i decipher it for u! ;)
30th Oct, 2007 08:35 (UTC)
Great to get back in touch
Onek din dhorey bolchey , I got to read that blog ... but after I moved from LJ, have not been to this neck of the woods. Your writing is as great as ever.

Were you in Kolkata for the Pujos ?
30th Oct, 2007 11:26 (UTC)
Re: Great to get back in touch
nope. was very much in bombay :( though for diwali am going off to sweet land.
30th Oct, 2007 12:17 (UTC)
Morning Tea!
He he , just today with my morning tea i was reading my fav author and guess wot? this was the chapter i left - "On the whole, witches despised fortune-telling from tealeaves. Tea-leaves are not uniquely fortunate in knowing what the future holds. They are really just something for the eyes to rest on while the mind does the work. Practically anything would do. The scum on a puddle, the skin on a custard... anything. Nanny Ogg could see the future in the froth on a beermug."
He he , read this portion from "Maskerade" . :)

Nice post by the way! Innovative..or should i say, Caffeinative?
6th Nov, 2007 15:46 (UTC)
Hey! And there i was looking all over the job sites for the vacancies in my forecasting team!! 'tis an open offer...come over...all the coffee that you could ever want...we have 4 different varieties of coffee out here ;)
then again...i have always thought that the only reason you can predict the future...is because you dont let anything besides your prediction BE the future :)
7th Nov, 2007 07:22 (UTC)
Re: Wanted!
OK. Are you trying to advertise ur lack of recruiting abilities or the aforementioned 4 coffee varieties? Forecasting teams do not a 'predictor' need.

Then again, if I forecast YOUR life, I cant control it. Unless i follow u around - which I refuse to. ^^
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