The Pilot and I got up this morning and I went to make coffee only to discover that, for some obscure reason, my brand spanking new (I have had it a WEEK) coffee pot would not brew coffee.
I do not function well without coffee... and after an hour of my coffee pot NOT making coffee ... well, I think it was an hour... we got a little distracted after I started the coffee... my Pilot went and got me two cups of coffee (even though he cconsiders coffee to be poison) from Beaners (Honest to Goddess that's the name of the coffee shop). I unplugged the coffee pot and put the problem of my lack of functioning coffee pot on the proverbial "back burner" while I got him something to eat before he headed off into the "wild blue yonder" flying people hither and yon. His first leg today is TVC (Traverse City) to ORD (O'Hare) which is only an hour but then he goes ORD (O'Hare) to DCA (Reagan in Washington DC) for the third time this week. Poor man.
Anyway, back to the tale of my coffee pot...
Yesterday one of the ever-present teens decided to make coffee. Not a problem except for the fact that he didn't know what the HELL he was doing and put coffee grounds in the water reservoir!
Anyone care to take a GUESS as to how long it takes a coffee pot to brew coffee when there are GROUNDS IN THE WATER RESERVOIR?
Suffice it to say "Never - unless you remove the grounds" is the correct answer...
Suffice it to say I spent THREE HOURS removing coffee grounds from the water reservoir on my NEW coffee pot...
Suffice it to say the NEXT time I clap eyes on that particular kid I am going to tell him he's NOT ALLOWED to TOUCH any part of my coffee pot!
The good news is that my coffee pot is fixed... the better news is that I haven't killed the little shit who misused it.