Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bitter Coffee

Now in phase two of my grandchildren induced malady. Hoping this is the last of it, I have the runny nose and eye watering head cold. The throat is better and the dizziness is gone. I am still inclined to think that school germs are the most resilient of all...........



I was sitting here with my lukewarm coffee, trying to sort through my in-box and delete all the spam, in order to reward myself with a stroll through the land of blog. He who loves to run errands and will invent one in order to climb into his trusty pick-up and roll down the road smoking his hated cigarette asked if I would not love a gourmet coffee. He "had to" go to the bank and deposit two checks that came in yesterday. Not too very long ago, the manager of the local McD's gave he, who is not above asking, a handful of coupons for free gourmet coffee drinks--no purchase necessary. So, I, of course said yes, I would love a gourmet coffee!



Making great headway and entering every contest I encountered on-line to win $15,000, I looked up as he entered the door with my treat extended towards me. As I eagerly reached for it, he told me to enjoy it, since it had cost $3.50! New manager won't honor the coupons. Nice. I was giving them out to overnight guests. Guess I will just toss the rest. But ................. why did he buy it? He said because it was already made. But, when I go through the drive-thru and order, there are two windows and you pay at the first one, then drive forward to the next window and watch them prepare your drink.



I drank every last drop. It was good, but it was not worth $3.50. My mind is calculating how many cups of Maxwell House that $3.50 would buy. As he who says absurdities would say ........ they sure are proud of that coffee at McDonalds!

9 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

yes, they are very proud of their "gourmet" coffee - and they don't even fill the cup to the top, even if you forgo the whipped topping.

glad you're on the mend.

Mamma has spoken said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better!
As for the coffee, when they wouldn't take my coupon, that's when I would have said forget it.

houndstooth said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

I don't drink coffee, but I'm not above the occasional hot choclate when I'm out shopping!

Rae said...

I am sorry to hear you have been sick, but glad to know you are on the mend. Gosh - coffee prices are really ridiculous anymore. I guess they are not too bad if it is just a treat once in awhile, but I know some people who stop by on a regular basis - I bet they are paying a bunch for their lattes and gourmet drinks over a month's times. I'll just take mine plain.

ellen abbott said...

Once you recover rom the g'kid bug you should be good to go all winter, immune system boosted.

And you could buy a whole can of coffee for that amount.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...thats not right on the coupon...i would have been a drive away as well...but you know he wanted to make you happy...smiles.

labbie1 said...

Guess we know why they were so free with the freebie coupons!

jojo said...

at that price the coffee should at least cure you..;j

@ly said...

We love those fancy coffees too and finally came up with a cure....we bought a Keurig and a Keurig milk frother and we can have fancy coffee or tea whenever we want now. Well worth it!