Something To Tell You

Something To Tell You

A Story by Kathryn Smith
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An open letter to a Starbucks Barista

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Dear you -



I still don't know your name.


And its bothering me.


BUT...


I have something to tell you!


And even though we do not know each other; I've been wanting to tell you this story for a long time.




In 2016 I lived in Ireland.


Lucky me - I know.


But the sole reason why I went was to meet someone.


(I'm one of those people who loves to take chances.)


I went to meet a man.


Someone who led me on for two years.


And when I got there..


I found out I crossed an ocean for someone who wouldn't

jump over a puddle for me.


It is a long story but it was emotionally abusive what he did...


And I was very hurt.


So when I returned back to the US


I went to church on a Sunday night.


And to my shock, there he was.


Sitting in the chairs in the front of the church.


But then I came back to reality and figured out

it wasn't him....


But this man...


Whoever he was..


Triggered so much rage inside of me.


He had everything the man in Ireland had.


And still there were moments I struggled trying to figure out if it indeed was the person who had

hurt me - or someone else.




Meanwhile - during that year


 I went to the

tiny little Starbucks in my

hometown.


I loved it because it was small.


And it helped me get used to the

USA again.


And in this coffee shop there was another man.


He seemed nice..


And on one morning when I was feeling sad, he gave me a mug and a little plate . 


It made my day!


Eventually I put two and two together.....


And I realized that the man I once had been glaring at..


The man who triggered so much anger....


Was the man in the coffee shop.




And believe me when I say this..


I felt horrible.


And I hope he never noticed me glaring at him from afar..



But if he did...I wanted to apologize.


And I also wanted to say

that in the end - he looked nothing like the person

who damaged my heart.


He actually looked much more handsome. :)






So there you have it!


The story I wanted to tell you.


I know it is a lot to take in..


and it's probably quite strange having a random girl

give you a letter...


But I had to do it!




Thank you for taking the time to read this.



For making wonderful cups of coffee



And for always being kind.


Kindness means the world to me.


xo


Kathryn






















© 2017 Kathryn Smith



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A very captivating story Kathryn. Indeed I am assuming there is a true base to it. It is sensitive, emotional and describes the after effects of being badly let down. It also describes recovery as the letter in itself is part of healing. You have a fragile but lovely heart. It shows. But tell me did he reply/act/speak to you?> Part two please!!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

John Alexander McFadyen

12 Months Ago

If you are really attracted to him I say yes. But be open minded. If he says no you lose nothing. Ju.. read more
Kathryn Smith

12 Months Ago

I am 95 percent sure he likes me....so I think I might go for it. :)
John Alexander McFadyen

12 Months Ago

You have to give us the next installment Kathryn. Rooting for you. Go for it girl!



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Wow I love this!! Definitely give he letter to the man and let us all know how it went!

Posted 12 Months Ago


DeNine

12 Months Ago

Awesome! Make sure to tell us how it goes.
Kathryn Smith

12 Months Ago

I will for sure! It might take me a while...but we only have 1 life...so why not. :)
DeNine

12 Months Ago

Agreed! :)
That is so sweet! And it's a great to think of how we can impact others for the better :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kathryn Smith

12 Months Ago

Aww youre sweet yourself! :D Thank you very much! xx
Fanicia E.

12 Months Ago

Anytime 😊
A very captivating story Kathryn. Indeed I am assuming there is a true base to it. It is sensitive, emotional and describes the after effects of being badly let down. It also describes recovery as the letter in itself is part of healing. You have a fragile but lovely heart. It shows. But tell me did he reply/act/speak to you?> Part two please!!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

John Alexander McFadyen

12 Months Ago

If you are really attracted to him I say yes. But be open minded. If he says no you lose nothing. Ju.. read more
Kathryn Smith

12 Months Ago

I am 95 percent sure he likes me....so I think I might go for it. :)
John Alexander McFadyen

12 Months Ago

You have to give us the next installment Kathryn. Rooting for you. Go for it girl!

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