Banjo Man and I went to a dinner party Saturday night and didn’t come home until 12:30 AM.
This is very unusual.
Unheard of, even.
Dinner was a delicious lasagna-meatball-apple pie extravaganza, with red wine (lots of red wine) that tasted of Florence, followed by a riotous politically-incorrect card game.
It was quite a party.
So on Sunday morning, when I staggered out of bed, down the hall and to the Keurig coffeemaker, you can understand that I really needed my coffee.
Tragically, my Keurig refused to pump water into my mug. It had been acting a bit erratic this winter, but I paid no attention and took my morning coffee for granted.
Yes, we have an electric drip coffeemaker…somewhere.
Yes, we have a French press coffeemaker…somewhere.
Banjo Man rushed around trying to find one or the other, but after rummaging desperately through the freezer, I realized I had no coffee except the decaff kind. What????? So I called off the search for alternative coffee makers and considered other options.
Which led to the tea basket, where I found ONE TEA BAG with caffeine in it.
ONE FREAKIN’ TEA BAG!
Which led to this…
I threw on the clothes I’d worn the night before and raced 3 miles south to Cumberland Farms, where the coffee is plentiful and only $1.00. I had my Staples rebate coupons ($15 worth) and, with a Large Extra Bold next to me in the cup holder, I drove another 12 miles to Staples.
Why Staples? Well, had the coupons. And the Office Pro has more metal parts in it than the home models, which have more plastic. I read that somewhere and it made sense. My Office Pro machines have certainly lasted years, so I wanted to stick with what I knew was a solid product.