Enfocamp Newsletter | Joke | June 2013: The cup of coffee

An empty cup

A man walks into a café and says to the waiter.
- Give me an empty coffee cup
To which the waiter replied.
- What do you want that for?
- I just don't feel like drinking anything today


Is the protagonist from this story crazy? Probably not … He is just so used to going into his favorite coffee shop that the cup of coffee itself is no longer important to him. So as to not lose his custom, the waiter gives him an empty cup, so at least he has something to hold as he sits at the bar. It seems strange to us that this man would choose to go to the cafeteria if he didn’t want to drink coffee. We can almost imagine the face of the waiter as he tries to decide whether or not it is appropriate to ask the young man to pay. What a strange situation…


Un hombre entra en una cafetería y le dice al camarero.
-Ponme una taza de café vacía.
A lo que pregunta el camarero.
- ¿Por qué me pide eso?
- Es que hoy no me apetece nada – responde el hombre.


¿El protagonista de este chiste está loco? A lo mejor no, sencillamente está tan acostumbrado a ir a su cafetería preferida que el hecho de que quiera o no café ya no es importante. Así que, para no perder su costumbre, hace lo que le parece lo mejor: pedir un café pero sin café. A nosotros nos hace gracia porque jamás se nos ocurriría pedir un vaso vacío si no queremos beber agua: sencillamente no iríamos a la cafetería. Entonces nos imaginamos la cara del camarero del que, por cierto, no sabemos si será tan “listo” como para pedir al cliente que le pague. Eso sí que tendría gracia, por cierto.

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