The Regular

The cafe I often go to write their orders on the bench with a whiteboard marker.

When there’s too many orders, they wipe them off with a cloth.

My order is on the bench before I even get to say it. They know it off by heart. One day I’ll walk in and it’ll be at the table I always sit at.

I go there in the morning to write and drink coffee before work. The combination makes me feel alive.

Ordering coffee doesn’t take much time. I could order the same thing everyday without a worry. But being a regular feels good.

When people know your name and know what you’re about it makes you feel important. Everyone loves to feel important. It keeps you coming back for more.

How do I have my coffee?

Black, always.