This morning when I came into work and headed to the lunchroom to make that first pot of coffee, everything was how it should be.
There was hot water in the machine with half a bottle underneath just waiting to get sucked up and heated. There were beans in the grinder, so all I had to do was grab a filter to collect those freshly ground coffee beans. Once that was done I placed the filter in the slot above the carafe and hit the button to start the flow of hot water. Nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning.
I went back to my work station and puttered around for a few minutes getting my prep sites all ready and checking my email. After that I went back to the lunchroom to pour myself a hot cup of coffee.
The coffee actually is brewed in a carafe that has to be carried over to a stand. Once it’s placed securely in the stand, you’re all ready to go. “Securely” is the most important part of this process, as I found out this morning.
I placed the carafe on the stand and went to pour myself a coffee. Well, the darn carafe came tumbling down and splashed hot coffee all over the front of my shirt. Oops. Fortunately, I am not wearing a white shirt this morning. Unfortunately, I do have a live broadcast to do today, so I headed into the bathroom to blot my shirt with a wet paper towel. I really don’t want to show up at Warner Industries later this morning with a coffee stained shirt! That wouldn’t look very professional.
After I cleaned myself off I made my way back into the lunchroom where I placed the carafe “securely” on the stand and tried again, this time successfully.
So, this morning, not only does my breath smell like coffee, so does my shirt!