Here’s a little story from one of my recent travels. It’s called, ‘A Cup of Coffee that Changed My Life’. Now when I say that, I promise you I am not exaggerating one bit. If you have been following my social media, and the vlogs, you probably have heard this story before.
We love traveling by train across Europe and so we had our reservations in place for our entire itinerary. His particular incident happened on our train journey from Lucerne, Switzerland to Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
To make the most of our day, especially since days are shorter in winter, we had reserved our seats on a 7:30 train to Vaduz. Obviously, waking up in winter mornings is a pain too!
One chilly winter morning in Lucerne, Switzerland…
We woke up in time, enough to get ready and rush to the train station. But we had to let go our breakfast! Being a night owl, I am usually dysfunctional in the mornings, especially without my dose of caffeine.
Obviously, I took advantage of the fact that the trains had a restaurant and I soon rushed for my coffee.
The coffee had been ordered. And while it was readied, I proceeded to pay!
BAMMM! My card was declined and I had walked up to the restaurant coach without any cash. This meant I would have to walk back 3 coaches to get the money for my coffee.
A Cup of Coffee…
ENTER: THE KIND GENTLEMAN WHO IMMEDIATELY TOOK CHARGE OF THE SITUATION AND ALREADY TOOK CARE OF MY COFFEE BILL!
There was a middle-aged man standing there with his friend as they were chatting, waiting for their coffee. Just like many other people around there.
He didn’t hesitate a moment before paying up for my coffee, with a kind smile he said, “Everyone must get their morning cup of coffee!”
I did refuse, but he insisted I take it as a treat. The coffee was all ready, so I had no option but to take it.
I thanked him and he smiled back.
I started walking back to my seat, smiling to myself.
I was never going to see him again!
In case you’re hoping this to be a love story, it isn’t.