Be Cool
( published 10th April 2002 )
www.alexandrino.com

Hi All,

What is the definition of "being cool"? Here my interpretation.
I never was a beer fan. I only started drinking beer when I was 20. Last week I had a nice cold beer at "Julia" snackbar in Portugal, where I used to go around midnight with my friends during my holidays years back. It was a place where the local fishermen used to go before going out to sea. They had a couple of beers with their "bifanas" ( pork meat sandwich ) or a "prego" ( steak sandwich ). Rough tavern style place.
I remember once I was there with my friends Gil, Jorge and Joao Pedro. It was around 11.30pm, I was tired, we were just 18. The waiter took the orders: Gil:"Beer!" Joao Pedro:"Beer!" Jorge:"Beer!" Alex: Silence "A glass of milk please!" The boys looked at me with big eyes, the waiter without hesitation said: "The milk, cold or hot?" That's for me the definition of being cool ( the waiter, not me ).

Any "cool" stories? Send them!

Have a nice day
Alex

P.S. After yesterday's morning mail I received one comment from Andrei "Excellent", so I e-mailed him "What? My text or the joke?" Answer: "Both...but especially the joke!" Yeahhh, never seen anybody more diplomatic, hahahaha...thanks anyway!

A woman got on a bus holding a baby. The bus driver looked at the child and blurted out, "That`s the ugliest baby I've ever seen!"
Infuriated, the woman slammed her fare into the fare box and took an aisle seat near the rear of the bus. The man seated next to her sensed that she was agitated and asked her what was wrong.
"The bus driver insulted me," she fumed.
The man sympathized and said, "Why, he shouldn't say things to insult passengers. He could be fired for that."
"You're right," she said. "I think I'll go back up there and give him a piece of my mind!"
"That's a good idea," the man said. "Here, let me hold your monkey."