My brother and I were going grocery shopping and stopped at the 7/11 for coffees. Being on a budget this was a reasonable option. Well, I’ve never had coffee from a 7/11 and they give all kinds of options. Seven different types of coffee, a spinning table with creamers, a spinning table with pump syrups, peppermint creamer, pumpkin coffee, sugars, and the list continues. I was a bit overwhelmed, but did my best to pick the right combination. Sending a small prayer up that it wouldn’t be the nastiest thing in the world, I searched for a lid.
My brother came around the corner and said I could put ice in it from the fountain drink machine, so that I could drink it right away. What a good idea. Well I walked over, put my cup under the ice slot, and like an idiot pushed the button. Coffee splashed in my face and down the front of my shirt.
He walked up and said, “oh man, tell me you didn’t just do that.”
“Yep, sure did,” and I was feeling like the biggest idiot ever.
After a quick stop back to the house and a shirt change we were back on the road. I took a sip of the coffee and it wasn’t the worst ever, but pretty damn close. I hid the grimace and took another sip. It was probably because the coffee I chose ran out halfway and I filled the rest with a different kind.
We were in the grocery parking lot and he wanted to finish his coffee before facing the Sunday shopping rush. I glared at my cup of coffee and decided the best thing to do was down it. I didn’t want to be ungrateful since he sweetly bought me the coffee. Men sometimes get mad when you waste their hard earned money.
I was gulping it down when I felt him staring.
“Damn,” he said.
I looked down at my shirt. “Are you kidding me!” I had spilled coffee on my second shirt of the day. What the hell is wrong with me?
Then I noticed the lid wasn’t on all the way. I wanted to get out of the car and throw the blasted coffee across the parking lot.
“Why didn’t you tell me it was spilling,” I said
“I thought you didn’t care. I was in shock because I thought you were drinking it like when someone is drinking water so fast it spills out the side of their mouth.”
I started to smile at the visual and then flat out laughed when he impersonated a sane person drinking coffee and then me drinking coffee.
I rolled through the store with a coffee stain, but smiled every time I thought about my idiotic morning and his impersonation.
Learn from my mistakes.
1: Never push the ice button and let it fall into the cup. Let it fall into your hand.
2: Make sure the lid is on all the way.
3: If you make the mistake and pick a coffee that runs out, start over.
4: Don’t let the small things ruin your day. Try to laugh instead.