It’s getting cold here in the Midwest. The offices of Universal Uclick are in downtown Kansas City, MO. For my tenure as The Intern, I sublet an apartment just a few blocks away from work. I like walking to work. No traffic, no road rage. People speak as I pass them on the street, and I enjoy the brisk morning air of my 10 minutes outside. BUT I’m ready to warm up with a cup of coffee by the time I enter the building.
Here’s a huge PERK (!) about this job -- we have our own coffee bar with a full time barista! I’ve always wanted to go somewhere, order “the usual,” and have someone know what I was talking about. It took Amanda approximately three days to remember my drink, although I suspect she had it mentally filed away before that. My latte is served with a lovely design on top, created by Amanda, using just the tip of the pitcher as she pours the frothed milk into the cup. Art is everywhere.
Let’s look at comics about coffee this week. I hope these make you laugh.
The definition of Happy Place can change without warning!!
Thanks to Allison Garwood for expanding my vocabulary. A forb is an herb that is not a grass.
You gotta give the kid credit.
Obviously, worse things can happen, but someone would have to make a coffee shop run on this day.
I’ve been in a similar situation. At the end of grad school, my friend and I had to take an early morning certification exam that required us to be at the test site several hours before our time slot. My friend picked me up, and brought coffee. No place was open that early in the morning, so she made the coffee herself. To my surprise, she had doctored the entire carafe with cream and sugar, and it was sitting on the floorboard of the passenger side when I got in. We did not drink straight from the carafe, but I still remember that as one of the best cups of coffee I ever drank.
I always save the best for last. This hangs above my desk at work, and will be framed for my wall when I go home. It’s my all-time favorite Pastis pun.
-- The Intern