Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 09:21 AM.

There are various types of coffee drinkers including those who insist on coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or McDonalds.  There are those who drink only one cup a day and those who drink coffee all day long.

I’m not sure what I am.  I do drink too much coffee; I will admit that as a fact.

Anything leftover from the morning coffee pot will be consumed after dinner.  I do heat it in the microwave first.  It’s just me, I like it.  I kind of get a happy buzz by just smelling it.  There are many worse addictions.

At work, I have two choices, pay 30 cents for a Styrofoam cup on my floor or go a floor below and pay 25 cents for a cup that I consider to be better.  It could be because it’s a nickel cheaper or it could be because most of the folks downstairs have PhDs in things like physics and aerospace engineering.  Not they make better coffee, but the conversation around the pot is a little more interesting.

Recently, a fierce cold spell spread through the South setting record low temperatures in many cities.  They said that “It came straight from the Arctic,” and had to do with the polar vortex.

Well, perhaps that explains the predicament I found myself in one morning this week.  The day before the cold weather hit my area, the temperatures were comfortable.  Comfortable to the point that I had cracked open the window in my office.

You know where this is going…

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