My brother, who was a district attorney visited his friend the Governor General of Hungary. They decided to drop in. I had 20 minutes notice from my brother of the visit.
I was very excited and nervous, as it's not every day that you have such important guest. I prepared my best china, got the coffee ready, filled the sugar pot and set the table. Just as I finished they sowed up.
My brother's friend remarked that finally he will get a great cup of coffee as he heard my coffee was very memorable.
I poured the coffee, offered the sugar and set down to chat with my company.
Then I saw the first shiver or disgust on the face of my "important" guest; then my husband shook all over in repulsion, my brother, who was always the best behaved man of any party, unceremoniously spat the coffee back into the elegant china cup. I was so mortified, I could faint.
To my questioning glance, my brother, after sipping some water, calmly stated that perhaps next time I could serve the coffee with sugar instead of SALT....