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Making Coffee on Monday Morning: Fail

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It's a great cosmic irony that folks who haven't yet had any coffee are expected make it.

At my day job, whoever's first into the office (or into the kitchen at least) is the one who makes the coffee. Usually that's not me, but this morning it was. Spilled water and coffee (grounds and brewed) and scalded myself. Sigh. At least I didn't electrocute myself or blow a fuse.

Ow.

I'm feeling:
grumpy grumpy
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On July 27th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC), gardenwaltz commented:
I feel for you. I have often wondered about this paradox myself.
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On July 27th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC), pabba replied:
Looks like you need some coffee before you make coffee. Did you scald your hand? :/
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On July 27th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC), gardenwaltz replied:
I have not scalded my hand, but I have made (or tried to make) coffee without water, coffee without the carafe, coffee into a carafe containing old coffee. All bad. I let my husband make the coffee, which he usually chooses to prep the night before.
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On July 28th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Yeah, but only a little bit. Applied ice for a little bit, and it's fine.
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On July 27th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC), lingtm commented:
You should make it really really bad. Like sludge. Then maybe you won't have to make it anymore.
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On July 28th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC), eugie replied:
True, but then I'd have to drink it! And there's some hardcore caffeine addicts in this office. I'm not sure they'd notice.
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On July 27th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC), ckastens commented:
Our secretary is out today and the coffee machine wasn't working when we got in. It was a near mutiny, but I sent someone to buy a new one before it turned into a full-scale riot.
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On July 27th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC), biomekanic commented:
My first job at the phone company was copy room guy/errand stuff.
Including making coffee, though most of the office knew how to make coffee. We had one exception though...
Bob just couldn't remember that you needed to put a filter in the basket. There was an arc of stained carpet in front of the coffee maker where the basket had exploded out of the machine on more than one occassion.
Turns out coffee grounds swell up and clog that little hole in the bottom of the filter.
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