(Roughly Translated Version)
We were in small coffee shop.
Two customers arrived.
“5 coffees, 2 for us 3 pending”
They pay the 5, they only get 2.
“What’s a pending coffee” I asked.
“Wait and see”.
More customers. Two girls get their coffees, they pay normally.
After awhile, 3 lawyers asked for 7 coffees,
they only drink 3, but paid for the 7.
While we were talking, a poor man enters the shop
With a soft voice he asks, “Do you have any pending coffee?”
This type of charity was born in Napoli (Naples, Italy).
People pay in anticipation for the coffees and even meals
for others who cant.