Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Hail Merry

Is It Enough To Drive You To Drink?

The power of prayer is all it takes to relax with a drink at a newly opened Croatian cafe. Customers at the Jedro coffee shop in Zagreb are asked to say a certain number of prayers in return for their drinks. The most expensive beverage is a Coca-Cola which costs five Hail Marys. A cappuccino costs four Our Fathers. The shop, which does not serve any alcohol, is run and financed by local parish authorities.

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25 comments:

Tammy said...

"Hail Merry"
"Hail Merry"
"Hail Merry"
"Hail Merry"
"Hail Merry"
I'll have a Diet Coke. hehehe!

Helena said...

You know, I pootle along, minding my own business, thinking I'm a completely non-violent person, and then I read a post that makes me remember why cricket bats were really invented.

(Tammy- "Hail Merry"- that's hilarious!)

Hammer said...

What can I get for a hallejujia?

Helena said...

Strange but true-
I no longer believe or have any faith, but can still speak in tongues. WOuld that get me a bottle of vodka, do you think?

Epijunky said...

Okay, Helena just made me snort out loud.

If it works I could learn to speak in tongues.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Tammy,

Bcause you were so fervent and so sincere, they're sending you a whole truck full of Diet Coke.

By the way, I tried getting on your blog just now and couldn't ...

Do let us know if there's a drama somewhere, please

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Ah, yes, Helena,

One bottle of Smirnoff coming your way.

Just don't come near Hammer and me with that cricket bat!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Epijunky,

A colleague of mine used to speak in tongues - after 30 minutes at the pub!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hammermeister,

For a Halle Berry? Oh, I see, a Hallelujah ....

You had me worried there for a moment!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi again Helena,

Cricket bat? I;m outta here - like a ``bat'' out of hell!!

Keep smiling

David

Sharon said...

Very unique place! I love seeing all these diffferent things on the blogs! Thanks for sharing. I could use a "big ole" vanilla cappicino. Do you think that would be a few extra Hail Mary's?

leslie said...

Not being Catholic, I don't know the Hail Marys or the ... what was the other thing???

But I could sing a gospel song or something like that!

Bring me a Rusty Nail! heh heh Would the dear Fathers know what that is??? lol

Sandi McBride said...

I'm not quite sure God would approve...but then as a good Catholic girl (who belongs to a badass Protestant boy) nothing my Church does makes much sense to me anymore. I'm with Helena...where's my cricket bat...better yet, where's my field hockey stick?

kimy said...

om mani padi.........

Deana said...

They must not have Red Bull yet. If Coke is the most expensive now I'd say Red Bull would have you own your knees for a long time. I can't help it though, I think it is a sweet idea.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Jewish man exits Croatian Cafe very thirsty...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Am'n2deep said...

Hmmmm...I'm still trying to figure out the point...is it motivation to say your prayers or an act of charity? A bribe? Or am I missing something all together?

TheBirdman33 said...

I don't know if I have ever been so thirsty that I would say prayers just to get a soda!!!

lynn said...

No, don't approve. Forced worship, if you're thirsty. Nah...

holly said...

i usually praise god for coca-cola, so this will be no problem.

i mean really, caffeine AND bubbles? who *wouldn't* praise god for that?

Lee said...

Wow! Talk about fostering fellowsip. Hope the drinks are good.

Peace!

jason evans said...

I wonder how much business they get.

Lana Gramlich said...

I wonder how long it'll be until secular "donations" are required. I don't know of many businesses that survive without taking in any revenue...

Neva said...

I might have to practice in order to get a drink! Cute post.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Religion cracks me up.