Humour at Southend
The programmers of Southend have a special event every Wednesday they call an “Onsdagsfika”. On this joyful celebration the programmers gather around to eat cake, drink coffee and play Frank Sinatras “The coffee song” really loud so other people in the surroundings won’t miss that something is going on.
This little ritual is of course really fascinating for us non-programmers, so sometimes we hide in the bushes and trees beside the programmer room to quietly observe them and their ancient rites until they feel sorry for us and invite us in.
Ah yes, it’s truly a fantastic experience. For a taste of what it’s like, try this.
Fill a mug with coffee, bake some kind of pastry (or buy it if you are lazy), get an old gramophone and a record containing Frank Sinatras “Coffee song” (or use Youtube or Spotify like we do, it’s a lot easier!).
Put on the music, close your eyes, have a sip of the coffee, eat cake and enjoy your “Onsdagsfika”!
Here’s a link to the coffee song on Youtube.
And one for Spotify