And The Logical Place For A Jar Of Coffee is …

As an author, my mind sometimes wanders from the matter in hand and focuses on my writing. Yesterday I was making coffee. Not a difficult job as it merely entailed opening a jar of instant, spooning in coffee, adding milk and pouring boiling water into the mug. Yet I still managed to complicate this simple process.

“Why is there no milk in my coffee?” I asked myself.

On opening the fridge I discovered a jar of instant coffee comfortably ensconced next to the milk. Now I distinctly remember taking the milk out of the fridge. However instead of pouring milk into the mug I had returned it unopened to the fridge together with the jar of instant coffee!

On another occasion so intent was I on contemplating matters of a literary nature that I added both a tea bag and instant coffee to my mug. Now I am a relatively adventurous soul and am always willing to try out new things. I did, however draw the line at coffee mixed with tea!

I would be interested to hear from authors and readers. Am I alone in my odd coffee making habits?! I suspect others fall prey to the distraction of the book they are working on or reading and do bizarre things. Would you care to share what they are?



11 thoughts on “And The Logical Place For A Jar Of Coffee is …

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thanks for your comment Victo. I hope you managed to rescue the milk before it turned sour! I hope you have never, in a fit of absent mindness put one of your patients in the filing cabinet … Kevin

      1. Victo Dolore

        He nice thing about patients is that hey are generally too big to fit in the filing cabinets. Except for the babies. BUT they typically come with a parent who won’t let me stuff them somewhere. The milk was a goner by the afternoon, sadly.

      1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        You have a lucky dog! On a different although somewhat related note I just love those people who say, “Excuse me, I’ve just fed your guide dog. Is that OK?” What can I say other than, “No, please don’t do it again as he is a working dog and on a strict diet”. Kevin

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