Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grounds for concern

Got the coffee ready early yesterday morning using the fancy Costa Rican beans that my daughter brought back from her recent trip. Flipped the switch, then headed upstairs for leisurely work on my hair and face before breakfast.

Alas, I stopped one task short of completion in the coffee-brewing business--forgot to put the carafe in place. After the basket filled with hot water (our model has a valve that prevents water flow out of the basket when the pot is removed), the overflow, complete with grounds, oozed over the top, onto the counter, under cannisters, dish drainer, toaster oven, Magic Bullet, and into the newspaper.

And my pleasant early morning routine? Grounded!

8 comments:

Bear Naked said...

Sorry but I am laughing out loud at this one.

Bear((( )))

Haralee said...

You are not alone! I think Starbucks counts on this happening.

Anonymous said...

As my mother used to say (much to everyone's annoyance), "oopsy daisy."

Wendy said...

LOL! LOL! LOL! What a way to start the day - well, at least you didn't forget the filter!

dorsey said...

I'm guessing the Magic Bullet in your house is a different object than the one in mine (left me curious, though).
I did the coffee thing hosting a lunch in someone else's house and sympathize.

Cilicious said...

That's just brutal.
Coffee mishaps are the worst.

ahaphodite said...

Ahhhh, I'm not the only one!

danmia5660 said...

I do this roughly on a weekly basis oblivious while it's pouring water and coffee grouts all over my counter and kitchen floor.....and even knowing the stupid thing is boiling and will scald me I still every single time try to pick it up.....sigh....