Apparently, it turns out, being “broke” isn’t just a complete condition. There are levels of “broke”
One can be broke enough to afford coffee at Espresso once a week.
One can be broke enough to afford coffee at Espresso not once a week but rather once every two weeks.
One can be broke enough to afford coffee at Espresso not once a week nor once every two weeks but rather once in the next foreseeable lifetime.
Finally, one can be broke enough to only afford coffee made from a digit’s-length of tar, two shoelaces and a chewing gum wrapper.
I am currently occupying the fourth tier. In this tier if you ever ask me out to coffee I will weep manfully and then offer to blow you for a rupee.
Meanwhile, planning a Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad comedy tour with two other stand-up’s and will be acting in a serious theatrical play (my first non-comedy work ever) in December.
News at 11.