I need to start with an apology. My other life took me away a bit this week. (Yes, my other life. I’m Batman. Okay… lie. I’m Batgirl.) The thing is… I may or may not be able to post my ‘fiction friday’ installment today. I know some of you are really enjoying the story (and I am so happy that you are) and you’ve been waiting for more. I will post as soon as possible. I feel terrible about this – please forgive me.
At the moment, the only thing related to ‘perk’ on my mind is coffee.
Sometimes, I actually get out of the car for coffee instead of rushing to the drive-up window. Yesterday was one of those days. Parked. Went inside. Oh, it was nowhere fancy… just one of the 20 or so nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.
Although busy, the guy who took my order was quite pleasant. I waited while he disappeared to get my iced coffee. As he was handing me my change, a woman walked up beside him and placed an iced coffee on the counter beside mine. The two of them looked at each other for a second before the woman said, “Oh, you already made it?” The dude says yes. And the woman looks at me as I take the first cup. “Do you want it?” she asks of the other cup. Really? I actually said that… “Really?!” As though she was offering me a freaking pot of gold. (I guess, to me, it sort of was a pot of gold.)
Of course, I said yes. “Sure! I’ll… um… sleep when I’m dead.” I made them all laugh — Coffee guy, the generous woman, and the couple in line behind me.
So I got a free (large) coffee… and I made people laugh. I guess that’s pretty perky.
[For the record, I did not drink both coffees yesterday. But my husband doesn’t drink coffee. (I know, WTF?) And I certainly wasn’t going to let the kids have it… so I had to save it for myself. And because I’m a wackjob, I had to preserve it as well as possible. I removed the lid from one of them and carefully scooped out the ice into a separate cup. I covered the coffee and stuck it in the fridge… and I put the cup of ice in the freezer. When I’m ready to drink it, I can combine and enjoy! I know, I have a problem.]