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Monday, August 11, 2008


I went to get a cup of coffee this morning and got to thinking about something that I have seen at almost every coffee maker just about anywhere.

A spoon.

Resting on the counter-top.

With a small drop of coffee on it.

Why is it there?

My hope beyond hope is that it is as simple and innocent as someone stirring their hazelnut creamer into their coffee and then forgetting to either throw the spoon away (if it's plastic) or put it in the dishwasher.

However my fear is that it is something much more sinister entirely.

I think it's actually possible that someone thinks that I am going to take this spoon, that's been sitting on this germ-infested counter-top, that's been in the questionable contents of someone else's coffee cup - someone else, mind you, that I may not even know well enough to remember their name - and put this spoon into the contents of my coffee cup and then drink those contents along with all the germs I've just introduced to it.