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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Coffee Chronicles: Good to the last drop

I like coffee. I don't drink a ton of it, but I do like it. Especially with a little flavored creamer. And double especially if that flavor is chocolate.

But I digress.

So, as a money saving measure over the last year, I have cut out my Starbucks habit (Oh I LOVE me a tall mocha. Just LOVE.) and I have started drinking regular grocery store coffee either that I make at home or at the office.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been getting to work and putting a pot of coffee on to brew there as time is short at home when getting two kiddos ready for school. I always want for there to be plenty for others so I make a full pot of coffee; even though I pour myself only one cup and actually only drink about half of that.

But I've noticed lately that when I go to make a fresh pot in the mornings, most of yesterday's pot of coffee is still sitting there. Untouched. Cold. Wasted.

So I had a bright idea this morning. I would only make half a pot of coffee. That would be enough for me to grab a cup and wake my sorry self up and leave a little bit for maybe the one other person who might want some.

And guess what happened.

Murphy. That's what. Murphy and his STINKIN' law.

The coffee maker beeped its wondrous beep signifying that the brewing process was over and my fresh hot coffee was ready for consumption. However, I was in the middle of something of utmost importance at the time (like updating FaceBook or Twitter or something) and couldn't get immediately across the hall to the kitchen.

A couple of minutes later, I get up to go in to the kitchen and what did I find? Two people, Loud Lady and ADHD Guy, drinking all of MY coffee.

I hate to admit it, but I actually said out loud, "It would figure that the day I only make six cups of coffee everyone wants some..." and left the room.

I have to point out also that I almost never see either of these people in there getting a cup of coffee. So why today? Why? On the day when there wasn't enough to go around? On the day I was trying to be mindful of resources and not be wasteful? WHY?

What is a girl to do? Do I contribute to and allow coffee wastefulness? Or do I get stuck just getting the last little bitty bit in the bottom of the pot?


Liz said...

That's kinda funny. Something like that would happen to me for sure, too.

bigadd said...

Reminds me of my AF days--I didn't drink coffee but since I usually arrived at work earlier that some, I made a pot of coffee. Never drank a single cup until after I retired in '77. Now it is my routine to set up a potful every night before going to bed. We usually drink it all before lunch but occasionally we waste a little. What the heck---we save by using Wal-Mart creamer!!

Anonymous said...

That actually made me laugh out loud In Real Life, Donna! What you said to those guys is exactly what I would've said. By the way, you seem a little cranky; it sounds like you could use a cup of coffee! ;)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

LOL - you poor poor thing! :)

I think you should get a mini pot to keep at your desk! Or try 3/4 of a pot next time.