Mr. Coffee Hater #2

Aaj jane ki zid na karo.. yu hi pehlu me baithe raho…..


I hum along the very old lyrics, sitting in my balcony, sipping that hot cup of coffee, drenching in that cool, chilly after-rain air, that unseasonal rain which leaves everything all the more beautiful. I am lost; lost in that very strong cup of coffee, lost among those very soothing winds; lost in a different era of love.


I am lost when suddenly, out of nowhere, disconcerting my train of thoughts, This stupid Mr. Coffee Hater barges in rushing, fluttering, clapping, smiling, “Pehle muje ane to do, uske baad me jane ki zid karunga na.” I have to literally battle with my calm, with my soothing mind to come back and realize what exactly happened.


“You frightened me.” I scream.

“Someone’s in a mood!!” comes back the taunting respond.

“Don’t even let me begin on mood.”

“Oh ever the dramatic Moushmi.”

“Yeah? You think I do drama all the time?”

“Well, not all the time. At least not when you sing such wonderful, soulful songs for me.”

He thinks the song is for him!! Oh God!! Can he really be any more self-obsessive?

“The song wasn’t for you.” I retort.

“Of course it wasn’t.” And he tries patting my hand.

“Oh, just get lost.”

“But I just came in.” He tries with all his roughish charms.

“Yeah, but you didn’t come in when I needed you. Oh, you are just the same. It will probably do you more good if you just left!”

“I was busy.” He tries puppy faces.

“Yeah, and so I am, now!! Any plans on leaving, then?”

“Well, I am not disturbing you, am I?”

“Yes, you are.”

“No, I am not. All I can remember is you were singing or should I say trying to sing a song, whereby you were pleading with me to not go.” He smirks.

“For the 100thtime, the song wasn’t for you.”

“Let’s say, I agree that it wasn’t for me. Then may I ask, whom were you dedicating it to?” He really tries.

“No, you may not know.”

“Oh, come on! I go away for a little while and you throw all your tantrums on me. I said I am sorry.”

“No, you never said sorry!”

“I did.”

“In your head, you did!!”

“Someone’s really angry this time!.” He mumbles.

“I heard that!!

“Yeah, well if you heard that, do you hear me asking for that damned coffee?”

“Since when have you started liking coffee?”

“Oh, I still hate it. But if that is what it takes for you to calm down, lady? Then coffee it is!”

“Oh come on. I don’t want your upkaar.” I snap.

“It is not upkaar. I mean it.” He smiles that foolish smile.

I wonder. Is he right? Is he fooling me? I try to read his face, but before I can he changes the topic. “So, I hear you were really missing me?”

“I have better things to do, than miss someone who hates coffee!”

“Are we still on that?”

“Well, we will be on that until you start drinking coffee!!”

“So, is there anything new except of your coffee?” he changes the topic again.

“No.” I am still very adamant.

“How’s work?

“Good.”…………. “But come to think of it….”

“There it is. I was just wondering how have you not ‘thought’ of anything so far. HAHAHA you and your thinking.”

“If my thinking bothers you so much, then why did you come here again?”

“I heard you were missing me.” He flatters himself.

“Well, you had fake news. Be assured of that!”

“Seriously?” He rolls his eyes at me.


“Oh, in that case I must go. I just thought……”

“Ha ha! Caught you. I have told you. Thinking isn’t your responsibility. You fail miserably at it.”

“Yeah, I know. I just thought I was better at it by now.”

“There, you are doing it again. My dear, you just are pathetic at it.” I rejoice in his failure.

“Yeah? So are you.”

“In what, may I ask?”

No, you may not!!”


“Why not?”


“Okay, don’t say. But are you going to ever tell me where exactly have you been for so many days?”

“No!” Comes the blatant reply.

“Really?” I stare dumbfounded.

What is wrong with you? I want to scream. But I sip my coffee instead.

“So, what brings you here, today, after so many days? I thought you just forgot me?”


“Oh, please don’t start that again!! Stop being cheesy!!”

“It’s not cheesy.”

“It is.”

“It’s not. And even if it is, at least it’s better than your coffee!!”

I remain silent.

“Are you going to say anything?” He chirps.

I am still silent.

“Okay, then I am leaving.” He is losing patience now.

“WAIT! You can’t go….”

“I know. I know. The coffee isn’t over yet.” He finishes for me.

“So do I get the pleasure to know your name, now?” I am all too politeness for him.

He rolls his eyes and smirks. He just knows its fake.

“You could you if you wanted to.”

“But you won’t say your name.” I almost spill my cup in screaming at him.

“You won’t ask.” He bats his wings angrily.

“I just did.”

“Okay, I will tell you today, just as soon as you finish your idiotic, extremely hot, stupid, excessively strong, unwanted and sour coffee!!!!!”

He has crossed his limits.

I fume.

He winks.

I gulp down the coffee. Enough is enough. I will know his name, today.

He winks again. He smiles mischievously. Bats his wings.

“Aisi baate kiya na karo..” And just as swiftly he flies away, above and beyond. And in another second he is too far away from me.

He is gone. The coffee cup is empty. The wind is whistling into my ears. In the background the wonderful lady, that gorgeous Farida Khannumsmiles vainly into nothingness, “Jaan jati hai jab uth k jate ho tum……..


Until we meet again.


Take care!

More about this stupid, nerving, extremely irritating Coffee Hater: Mr. Coffee Hater- My New Friend!

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

54 thoughts on “Mr. Coffee Hater #2

  1. While reading this whole writing there was a smile on my face. You write it so well that I can even visualise a lady sitting in balcony with her coffee mug and having this sweet conversation..and that song (one of my favorites) is cherry on the cake… Great work Moushmi👍👌

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  2. I love this teasing conversation – BTW that song is one of my most favorite song and damn, I going to whistle it now for a while – 😊 – Oh yay and I don’t drink coffee – and he won’t tell the name till you show your face 😊

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  3. Another enjoyable conversation!! And the hidden admiration under all that angry talk 😄 it was fun!! And loved the way you interspersed it with the song!! It’s my fav! Hum it many times subconsciously!!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      Even I hum that song, while every one suspiciously thinks ‘who the hell is going away’.
      Hahaha anyways it’s good to see you here after so long.
      You were just like this coffee hater.. Well, he is back, we’ll see about you 😀

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      1. Suspiciously 😂😂
        sadly we dont get songs like this anymore
        I have been here for quite sometime actually and did couple of posts too… do check them whenever you get time…i checked your blogs late as i wanted to read them in complete peace! Coffee hater is my friend you know 😄 (and i hate coffee as much as he does too 😛) … i will be around here more than him though 🙂 im trying to devote whatever little time i can to wp instead of long breaks and coming back again as i lose touch in that case…lets see!

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      2. Haha…im more of crazy than lazy 😅… did he visit you again after our last talk? If not then im better than him!! 😀 and you took his class so he was grumpy too! He complained to me 😛

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      3. He did when you were asleep!! 😛
        But how come he is spending so much time with you?? That’s unlike him!!! What have you bribed him with? 🤔😄

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      4. Oh i know you have used the imperious curse on the poor guy!! 😖 i will free him soon!! He is my friend and i will get him out for sure!! Im afraid from coffee-hater you might turn him into a coffee-lover!! 😰😰


      5. Ohh that’s what i am afraid of!! Dont turn him into a coffee lover!! He is better being a hater 😛 … like me!
        Im working on finding a cure for the imperious curse in the defence against the dark arts lab!! Very close to a breakthrough now….even you-know-who is helping me and on my side for this 😀 … dobby has to be freed to be a free elf!!

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      6. And while you were finding that cure, I have with efficient help of Harry and Dumbledore enchained you-know-who and ads for Dobby well, he is under our captivity being turned into another coffee lover! Came DOBBY WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ME 😀

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      7. Omg….you got hold of you-know-who as well?!!!!! 😳 You have really become an enchantress!!! With your crystal ball 🔮 and magic wand!! Will you be turning him into a coffee lover too?!!!! 😱😱 how did you do that? Which curse you used?? Nagini didnt spot you?? 😣
        Well…i already have the cure now…you-know-who was a distraction only as part of our plan and it was actually snape who helped get the cure from his secret potions!! Now both dobby and you-know-who need to be rescued from your spell!! 😈 SOOOON before you turn them into zombiees…err…coffee lovers!! 😄

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      8. You forget, Snape is always where Dumbledore is. He helps even You-know-who only because Dumbledore wanted. So, in this case, I wanted him to help you so that you could think you were winning, but no chance 😀
        BDW you must image a background witch-y laugh right now 😀

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      9. Background witch-y laugh 😂😂😂😂 …. this was a good one 👍🏻
        Well snape is on my side…..he was a double-agent…making dumbledore and voldemort think that he works for them…..but he was always working for me!! He even got the better of the unsuspecting you! So that’s the twist in the tale!! He is always going to be an important character…mr coffee hater will be free soon! I hope he and voldemort are holding up bravely to your coffee-torture and are yet not converted!! 😄 (i had trained them for this eventuality!!)… dementors are also on their way from azkaban!!


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