Of Coffee and Air Dried Dishes

If you were having coffee with me, I would as always be happy to have you stop by for a cuppa. You could sit anywhere you want as long as it’s not on my favourite seat, that’s the one closest to a charging socket with a perfect view of the TV, but there isn’t electricity anyway, so that advantage is moot.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell a crazy thing about the differences between the things we want and the things we have. We want a lot of things but end up having to come up with a compromise mostly where we settle, adapt and dream that maybe one day….

Growing up I used to fascinated with a dish drying rack such as this one, behind my maternal grandmother’s kitchen.


Chitanangare that’s what she called it, so did my mum and her siblings. I used to wonder if it was a made up word because whenever I mentioned it outside of my family I would get blank looks, even when I described the wooden dish rack, which I came to realise was not a feature common to all households.

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you I am pleased to know that other people had something similar and some even call it that: chitanangare.

You may want something fancy for about $100+ on the internet but we been having it.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that sometimes to get what you want at times you just work with what you have and other times you just have what you have.

Chitanangare Out door sink and dish rack

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I wanted a new president, the people marched and we got a new one; I wanted a stable currency and we got the bond currency, then we got the RTGS dollars, then the ZWL zim dollar and another one is coming soon, even though the Reserve Bank seems to want to surprise us

Don’t worry even I cant keep track of the announcements, statements and declarations, all I know is it’s hard to trust in anything when you live life each day wondering how a new statutory instrument will affect your ever depreciating bank balance, the cost of living, the medicinal booze you can no longer afford and everything else.

Fuel’s gone up again, well it goes up every week, but this time it went up by a margin slightly more than usual, and of course so will everything else, electricity’s gone up and tariffs set to be reviewed on a monthly basis (which just means going up monthly) and still here we are sitting in a room without electricity but hey at least today the municipal water is coming out of the taps, maybe I should wash my hair…

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that sometimes I think Mr Government Man definitely smoking something because some of the laws they pass will soon be turning everyone into outlaws, they ban something than unban it with stringent conditions only to ban it again, constantly changing their position on matters one wonders who really is calling the shots.

If you were having coffee with me, I would ask what’s going on with you, it’s the hot dry season the jacarandas be blooming although not as spectacularly as they normally do

Walking on a carpet of purple


PS Air dried coffee mugs? We been having those



  1. I want to share this quote on my instagram “If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that sometimes to get what you want at times you just work with what you have and other times you just have what you have.” I love your post

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    1. Thanks and thanks for dropping by
      its alwaya a awork in progress finding a web design that’s not too disrptive and still does what you want to do and feel how you want it to feel


  2. I was laughing out loud the entire time I was reading this post. You should be a news anchor already! You bring so much character into information you don’t even realise you’re reading an update of this place called Zimbabwe.
    The price for medicinal booze is killing me my guy, I’m just wondering how I’ll survive being sober in all this chaos.
    Everyday we have a fresh horror that awaits.
    P.S. I love the Jacaranda, best part of my running routes.

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  3. That Jacaranda tree is fine. It was just a dimly lit day. . .
    We live in California where the government is about as bad as you’ll find in the US so we have a few politicians I’d like to wash out and air dry.

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    1. hahahaha it was so not a dimly lit day the sun was out in its blazing summer glory trying to roast us orgive us a trial period for hell or whatever……

      Would they get clean ? The politicians, if we had them washed and hung out to dry well at least theywould have aired out hahahahaha


  4. You’re like Sheldon with “your spot”.
    Nice dish dryer.
    Why do you even keep money in the bank? Isn’t it better to keep it at home so it doesn’t go crazy all the time?

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    1. hahahahaha and if I could debate theoretical physics and have a visitor’s agreement which guests wold sign before visiting, I would be Sheldon. ^_^
      Keeping your money at home would be an excellent idea, if it werent for a slight problem; we in the midst of a major cash crisis so one cant withdraw their money from the bank and if you desperately need physical cash then you have to find some unscrupulous agent who will sell it to you for a steep premium.
      Buying money who wold have thought it.

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  5. Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    I’m supposed to be working but when a post starts out with the words “Of Coffee” I have to stop and look. I looked, then read. I read, and now am sharing.
    If I could like this one-hundred times I would.

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