Maybe it was the rainy day that fogged by brain, but, today, I discovered a new DIY trick. Here it is:


How to make a single cup of coffee when you seem to need it most

A DIY Guide

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Noon-ish: Arrive at office. Walk into kitchen and turn on coffee maker. Starts heating. Get impatient and go to desk.

1:30ish p.m.: Remember that you turned on coffee maker. Go into kitchenette and start a cup. It’s a really slow drip. Get bored. Return to desk to check email quick.

1:45 p.m.: Remember that coffee is there. Decide to write Facebook update about how silly this process is [or, rather, how complicated you’ve made it] before going to retrieve it.

2:01 p.m.: Go to kitchenette and taste coffee. It’s cold. Just as you suspected. Microwave it. Because you’re efficient, you go to bathroom while it’s reheating.

2:03 p.m.: Come back from bathroom to see in-progress Facebook status, still in draft form, and remember that you are now at your desk, and your coffee is still in the microwave.

2:04 p.m.: Go back to kitchenette and finally follow-through with the task.

2:05: Return to desk. Burn tongue on your ‘fresh’ coffee.


A slightly shorter version of this musing originally appeared as a Facebook post.