Monday, March 5, 2012

Forgotten drinks

to me, it seems that americans cannot go anywhere without holding some sort of beverage or another in their hands. im not sure how much they drink of it, however. they always seem pretty full, is it more of an accessory than a drink? americans tend to forget it everywhere, as soon as they put it down, somehere, anywhere really, they forget all about it. and thus you see cups with all sorts of drinks standing around everywhere. literally. on the street, in the subway, on some shelf in a shop... one time a guy even forgot his in the overhead compartment in the airplane. until i told him to please take it...
just this sunday we had lunch at some tiny tiny bakery in boston, there were only 6 seats or so. but we managed to get 2. the sandwich and croissant were sooooo good! on top of that, the coffee was yum too. but it came in..... paper cups. my delicious macchiato, and only a horrible wooden stirrer to enjoy the milk foam... :( buuuuhhh! why do even the nicest of places serve coffee in paper cups? (the bread at least was on a real plate).
ah well... above you see a bubble tea, somewhere in chinatown. i tried a sip of bubble tea only once, and thought it was disgusting... so i do understand someone left that behind... :) (just click the link if you want to know what wikipedia has to say about bubble tea!)

9 comments:

Nellies said...

Although it sounds a little bit gross I think I would like bubble tea (according to what I just read on Wiki). But it is true, people do leave their drinks EVERYWHERE. I don't understand it, I for instance wouldn't even dare to take it inside when I go shopping. And especially not in places like bookstores where you can easily damage things when spoiling. Ah well....
Love the photo, only the color of that bubble tea......is that really purple?

biebkriebels said...

Great photo! I think the bubble tea is disgusting when I read what is in it. Yes the US is still a throw it away community, what a waste all those paper cups.

Kay said...

Bubble tea can be pretty strange. I'm not surprised it was abandoned. I wonder if people aren't lazy as much as they are forgetful. Wouldn't you think people could just look for a trash bin?

CaT said...

i think its a combination. many are lazy, but many are forgetful too. they just put it somewhere, do something, and forget they had a beverage, and just buy a new one, hahahaha! (like the guy on the plane. he put it in the overhead bin, to store his suitcase, and all forgot about it... until i reminded him, haha!)

when i was young, my mother would sometimes tell stranger not to misbehave; like kids sitting with their feet on the seats of the train, or throwing something on the street. of course, to me this was soooooo embarassing! but now that im old, i understand, and i often want to tell people to behave.. usually i dont as im afraid they will just punch me or whatever...

CaT said...

ah, and nellies; i also find it weird to take food or drinks into stores. but here it really seems much more normal than for example in the netherlands... !

Tim said...

boaboa tea!

NixBlog said...

I'm with you on the dislike of bubble tea. This one looks toxic also with that colour!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I loathe drinking a great coffee out of paper cups, that's why I never go into Gloria Jeans, even sit in it's paper cups ugh! My daughter loves bubble tea, but it really is gross, sometimes I feel so old hahaha!

Kathy said...

A bottle of water or a Starbucks in one hand, a cell phone in another!