During first trip to Boston area ordered coffee at coffee shop and
waitress asked "Want that regular?" and I answered "Yes" expecting
black. Got cream. Never did figure that one out.
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 22:24:48 GMT, "patrick conroy"
In New York that would have meant with cream and sugar.
I grew up close enough to NY City (Denville, NJ) that
"regular" coffee was understood to mean "with cream and sugar."
This was before decaf was quite so ubiquitous. In those
days if you wanted decaf you asked for "Sanka."
Anyway, I moved to Virginia and after living here for
many years went up to NY to visit some relatives.
I stopped into a deli to buy a cup of coffee, and when
the counter person asked "regular?" I assumed they meant
with caffeine, but when I took a sip my memory was jogged
and the true meaning came back to me. ;-)
Maybe not. But he may have felt that he was defending his choir from a much
better-funded choir from 10,000 miles away. A choir that is intent on
pushing the songs it wants sung and installing its own conductor for the
"good" of his son's choir. But the son's choir doesn't want to sing those
songs, and probably never will. Meanwhile, the conductor that really needed
to be replaced is still in power just waiting for his choir to sing his
Yes I am sure that the conductor freely selected by representatives of
his choir members is in much more need of replacement than the
conductor of the choir from the cult that gets them to sing better by
throwing a few into a shredder every now and then ;)
Badda Boom, Badda Bing! The winnah has spoken! This was a contest to see
who was the most ignorant, provincial f**k among us. . You , obviously,
have swallowed the hook deep!!. So you win: Congratulations!! ;~)
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