I can’t talk with my foot in my mouth

I attended a conference the other day which provided coffee and pastries. I was pouring heavy amounts of cream into my coffee when I noticed a well-dressed black man watching me.

“I take it you don’t like coffee,” he remarked.

“No, I don’t like black coffee.”


“Oh, I mean, it’s not that there’s anything wrong with black coffee! Some of my best friends love black coffee and I’m cool with that! I love all colors of coffee! I just like cream because it makes it whiter–I MEAN CREAMIER! I LOVE CREAM! YEP THAT’S ME! CREAM LOVER!”

Way to go, Mona. Soooo not a coffee racist.

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  1. Ha ha!

  2. this TOTALLY cracks me up. I’m glad I’m not the only one with foot-in-mouth disorder!

  3. Oh dear! I feel your pain…

    (I’ve been lurking here for awhile, BTW…) šŸ™‚


  5. Butrfly Garden says:

    I like to mix it up. Life is fun with colors.

  6. Melinda Zook says:

    That is too funny. It makes me think though why would someone think you didn’t like coffee for putting in some cream? I mean it would be different if you were adding in something out of the ordinary like cranberry or orange juice or maybe chopped bananas. I mean cream is pretty acceptable, large amounts or not. Anyway I think the way you handled it was classic!
    And just to note, I personally have a little coffee in my cream.

  7. that’s too funny. I was in whole foods the other day and I asked for 1 pound of the rotisserie chicken. The cute, black employee asked me if I wanted “white or dark?” I hesitated and felt so weird and finally said, “um, white I guess” but I totally felt racist for wanting breast meat. LOL!

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