Today you should invite a friend to have coffee with you. Coffee time is my favorite time of the day. The lady at the coffee bar has me rung up and ready to go by the time I reach the counter. We don’t know each other’s names, but she knows I drink a grande drip and I know she’s the lady who gives me coffee. And we have the very best relationship – a relationship built solely from coffee time.
Coffee is a binding agent. At my office, we do an afternoon coffee run. Everyone takes a break from what their doing and goes to the lobby for an afternoon caffeine fix. It’s 5-10 minutes that we get to spend getting to know each other on a personal level. Some may argue that we’re on company time and shouldn’t use that time to socialize, but I think this mini break offers more of a boost to morale and energy than the coffee itself.
Jerry Seinfeld recognized that coffee can bring people together, and he started his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. It’s the greatest premise, and I love to watch. In each episode he picks up a friend in a vintage car, and drives them to a cafe. While I would love to have coffee with Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon, I would also be okay with having coffee with one of my friends. I mean, if Tina Fey would just be my friend that would probably be the ideal situation.
I also love this story of the guy who decided he would have coffee with all of his 1000+ Facebook friends in order to foster real life relationships more. I’ve thought about doing something like that before, but I have Facebook friends I don’t even know in real life; not a lot, but there are a few. I can only imagine how awkward it would be to set up a coffee date with them. Or maybe that should be a standard: if I wouldn’t grab a coffee with this person, they probably don’t need to see what I’m posting on Facebook. Food for thought. Maybe I’ll discuss it with a friend during coffee time tomorrow!
Do you have a daily office habit like our coffee time? What’s the best coffee meet up you’ve had?
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