PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Christina Peter Cambouris
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 161
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Christina Peter Cambouris's badges.
 

Suspended

08 January 2014, 07:22
I page through an overseas story that grabs my heart and i realize we as South Africans can do the same to help our fellow maybe once a staff member. I spoke my wish on our local community web page on FB and the response was enormous. They requested from me to take it through the country for all coffee shops to participate.I already find a coffee shop in Gordons Bay willing to participate. All participating Coffee shops will advertise in form of a poster. The project already kicked off.
Are you willing to place this for more participation?We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter: ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?” My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.” Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks ‘Do you have any suspended coffee?’ It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Matema Gwangwa
Limpopo Wildfires destroys about ...

Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire (WOF) participants in Limpopo experienced a tough weekend as they battle multiple raging fires in the province.  Read more...

0 comments 235 views
Submitted by
Jeanine Terblanche
In my view Oscar did not receive ...

Trial by media is a phrase popular in the late 20th century and early 21st century to describe the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt or innocence before, or after, a verdict in a court of law.  Read more...

0 comments 372 views
Submitted by
Nokubonga Mabaso
For the Love of Yoga

I am 26. I have been doing yoga for the past five years. I have experienced a phenomenal transformation in myself and have thus decided that it is time I shared my story. Read more...

0 comments 570 views
Submitted by
Keltria Orton
Sending Nasty Facebook Messages

Kindly refrain from sending me private messages on Facebook. If you don't like my comments/articles don't read them, walk away.  Read more...

0 comments 165 views
Submitted by
John Smith078
Women are better drivers than men...

For every study which supposedly proves something, there will be another study which proves the opposite. Read more...

0 comments 245 views
Submitted by
Wayne Smith
The Soul is impossible.

Why does one scam deserve protection over any other?  Read more...

0 comments 91 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.