Monday, March 05, 2007

Coffee Break Anyone...?

I'm not a coffee drinker myself but I get asked if I want a coffee or to join others on a coffee break at least once everyday at work. I politely decline or join and get a hot chocolate or something. I really don't know much about coffee and all the gazillion ways you can have it but there's one thing I know about coffee that you can know without ever drinking's HOT!

Case in point:
I was coming back from my lunch break, minding my own business, turning the corner to get on the elevator. At the exact same time there were three men coming around the same corner. I ran smack into one of the men-or did he run into me? The thing is he was holding a Venti (large for those of you like me who don't know the coffee lingo) Coffee something in his hand. So his very hot coffee was not all over the left side of my body. My upper body was okay because I was wearing a jacket, but my legs were not so lucky. The first thing that happened when we collided is that my legs were literally burning. Did I mention that coffee is HOT! so I was jumping up and down with hot -very hot- coffee all over me. The guy was nice and even said, "who had the right of way?" I said I was sorry and he said, "sorry, why are you sorry you're the one who is wearing my coffee...I"m sorry." and so it went for a few awkward moments. There were all these security guards and men in suits around waiting to see what my reaction would be or what I would do. I smiled and proceeded to get in the elevator. After trying to get the coffee out of my pants (to no avail) I went to talk to my supervisor who could smell the coffee and see that my pants were all wet (I wore grey slacks today so there's no hiding the fact that something is spilled all over my left pants leg). My supervisor just laughed and said that it's bound to get better!

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