Coffee Fail

While driving back from picking up my daughter on Monday, I noticed the oil light on my car blink. This isn’t a big deal and normally means that I need to add a bit of oil (Oil level is low but not low enough to keep the oil pressure light on). Not having any synthetic oil handy, I stopped in at Walmart the following night to purchase some.

When it came time to make my purchase, I did what I normally do and tried to get in and out of the store as fast as possible. In a few short minutes I found myself standing in line at the self checkout kiosks. Ahead of me was a couple that were having difficulties with the machine. I normally don’t stress over something like this but it seemed like every item scanned required the assistance of a store clerk. After ten minutes of standing in line, with people crowding around me, in an overly warm store, teen clinched, it was finally my turn.

I was through the self checkout process in record time. On the walk back to my car, I received a text message from my wife. She asked if I would swing into Dunkin Donuts on my way home to pick her up an iced coffee. With the weather being unseasonably warm, and an evening cigar with my name on it, I thought I would get one for myself as well. For some reason, when I saw iced coffee, the image of a coffee smoothie entered my mind.

The half-mile drive to Dunkin Donuts was filled with the thoughts of how good that coffee smoothie would taste. I walked into the store and a perky young girl asked what I would like. My response, “Two iced coffees please.” With a smile she asked if I would like cream and sugar. With a dumb/confused look on my face, I responded, “Sure, that sounds good.” I began salivating as she filled the cups with ice. Next she poured coffee into the cup and slapped a lid on it. My heart sank and a wave of disappointment hit me.

There is only one time in my life that I have enjoyed a cold coffee beverage and it was in the form of a coffee smoothie type drink from Starbucks. Your typical iced coffee is a vile beverage that triggers my gag reflex just thinking about it. I’m not sure why I got the drinks mixed up, but my wife wound up getting two medium Dunkin Donuts iced coffees. One of which will probably be poured down the drain.

When it comes to coffee, I like it piping hot with no additives.
How do you take your coffee?


Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - I’m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

2 thoughts on “Coffee Fail

  1. I HATE Wal-Mart. I HATE self-checkouts. I LOATHE Wal-Mart’s self-checkouts. There should be a short IQ test, a simple pass/fail, that allows you to use a self checkout. Something simple that would weed out the morons who can barely operate a motor vehicle let alone use a checkout kiosk.

    There are two things that make Wal-Mart a poor choice for shopping at least here in Okieland. The people that shop at a Wal-mart and the people they hire to run the registers.

  2. Black….period. That’s the way it grows and that’s the way I drink it (although DD coffee is vile and will not pass my lips)

    Self-checkout is another of my many pet peeves….what it boils down to is one cashier handling 4-6 lines…with no real benefit to me. I avoid them like I avoid Dunkin Donuts coffee….

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