Yesterday I saw someone put salt in his coffee. At first, I thought, “maybe he thinks it’s sugar.” But that made no sense, since it came right out of a big box labeled “SALT.” I’ve never once seen someone add that particular mineral to their morning brew. Was he confused? Did he do it for the shock value, waiting to see how I’d respond? Is it a way for him to cut down on his potato chip intake?
I was too in awe to ask him, so now I’ll never know. It will just have to stay with me as one of life’s great mysteries, along with the location of my missing socks and why I only ever have to pee once I leave my house.