When I went to get my coffee this morning, the little red light of love was not on. I tried to keep the panic from creeping into my voice as I asked Mr. CPQ why there was no life-sustaining brew and he informed me that we were completely out except for four random pounds of decaf in the freezer and he knew better than to try to pass off decaf as the real thing to me. I plaintively explained to him that my morning quart cup is what kept his small children alive and he nodded his head sympathetically and gently broke the news that there was nothing he could do until FedEx delivered our order.
It sounds snobby to say that we drink mail-order coffee, but it’s not the kind you see on the glossy pages of a magazine. Most people would consider our brand run of the mill, but most people would be wrong, wrong, wrong. We drink Tim Horton’s coffee which we discovered on a Canadian vacation several years ago and we were instantly hooked. I had seen signs for Timmy’s (sorta’ like Dunkin’ Donuts) as we drove around Toronto and Niagara Falls and we popped in on a whim, but we were so hooked that before the vacation was up, we were popping in three times a day; me for coffee and Mr. CPQ for the Boston Creams. When we returned home, we scoured the Web for a way to get it delivered to North Carolina and ended up finding a guy on Ebay who lives in Michigan who for the last couple of years has sent it to us in 25-pound case lots.
That sounds slightly drug dealer-ish.
And like I have a little “problem”.
Which I do.
This morning I had to go to Starbucks (for the children, people, FOR THE CHILDREN) and since I hadn’t been by the bank I was running low on cashola. I raided the jelly jar I keep in the center console of the truck and nickeled and dimed the barista for my skinny vanilla latte. I must have been sporting the “don’t mess with me” look because he cheerfully took my change and told me to have a great Monday.
It’ll be great if the FedEx guy appears.
Have a nice day.
P.S. This post has been updated more than once to correct mispellings and add a link. Again, no coffee.