ever heard of a suspended coffee?
rather than try and explain it, this little story will do a much better job. props to bulgaria and hopefully more people get on board.
‘We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching 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 ?’
‘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 infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks ’Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. 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.
ok, it might not be the funniest piece of work ever created but props to the cancer council in australia for doing something different, relevant and getting the word ‘shit’ into a charity ad.
FALLS FESTIVAL HAS BEEN SAVED!
As we reported a few months back, the Tasmanian leg of the festival had been in doubt after organisers revealed they needed $350,000 funding from the State government to secure the future of the event.
But the team behind Falls have now revealed Graeme Wood AM, who co-founded wotif.com and music website We Are Hunted, has come through with a one-off donation.
“If we hadn’t have been able to procure the support, whether it be Government or private sector, it would have made it very difficult to stage, Falls organiser Simon Daly told the ABC’s Tyson Shine.
Daly won’t say how much Wood gave them to help make up the $350,000 shortfall though.
“The amount is confidential. Graeme Wood is very committed to the running of the festival ongoing and certainly has that vision. It’s his one-year-at-a-time, but certainly all indications are very positive.”
It’s not the first time Wood has shown a philanthropic side. In 2010, he gave the largest donation in Australia political history - $1.6 million - to the Greens.
This year Falls in Marion Bay will celebrate its 10th anniversary. You should expect to see the first line up for the festival around August.
three of my buddies competed in a race for charity across india.
4000kms in a rickshaw, seeing places not many tourists had ever seen.
this is their adventure.
a campaign i’ve recently worked on. jump on the website and have a look and support a fantastic initiative.
not your usual charity ad (and yes, it’s a real ad for a real charity).