Sunday, 22 October 2006

Today was not my coffee day.

First of all, I got one halfway decent cup of coffee all day, and that was the one at the filling station on Industrial Ave in Longview Washington at about 6:30 a.m. on the way to the airport. I drank less than a quarter of that and left it in the truck when my friend dropped me off for my flight.

My next cup was on the plane, the first one that is. As the flight attendant handed me the filled-to-the-rim styro cup, we hit a bump and the hot coffee splashed all over me  in 14B and the nice, attractive woman sitting in 14A (note: reference edited because I realized I found it slightly distasteful myself upon re-reading...). Just my luck. It provided an opportunity for me to apologize several times, but that's not exactly the optimal way to get to know someone. Plus it was strong coffee, so I am sure that coffee-soaked clothing smell was just wonderful for her. Ugh. When offered coffee later on the flight I turned it down. I couldn't bear the idea of a second assault on my seat neighbor.

I got to Chicago and had an hour-and-a-half to wait for the next flight to Providence, so I went to the Red Carpet Club to get online, check a few emails, grab some snakes, and put down a safe cup of coffee sans-turbulence.

Someone had procured the little floor table near the chair I sat in, so I set the coffee on the arm rest and stated watching the Pittsburgh/Atlanta football game. It was fourth quarter and tied up - deja vu kind of situation. Anyhow, I ate my snacks, reached to pick up the garbage, and knocked my coffee straight into the leather chair I was sitting in. The cup dumped its contents right between me and the arm rest. Wonderful, I thought. Then I realized I was sitting in hot coffee and jumped. The lady across from me cringed. Well, at least she didn't laugh.

After that, I gave up on coffee for the rest of the day. OJ only for me. Until tomorrow, that is.

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Sunday, 22 October 2006 19:37:03 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
You know OJ stains just as bad as coffee. Try Sprint next time ;)
Sunday, 22 October 2006 19:37:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Err... Sprite that is. It stains less and creates a colder feeling (which might be good for the hot chick next to you)
Monday, 23 October 2006 14:28:48 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
OMG! Thanks, thanks a lot Greg! Now everyone that works even relatively close to me is wondering if I am of sane mind or not. I am laughing so hard at this writing and the one about the overhead bins, that people are standing up and looking around to see if I need a straight jacket or not. I think maybe I do!
Chris Cook
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 13:47:28 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I think you should of offered to pay the woman's cleaning bill. You could of scored some points doing this.
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 14:42:38 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Did you get her number?
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 18:53:23 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
"so I went to the Red Carpet Club to get online, check a few emails, grab some snakes..."

Snakes in an airport? I smell a sequel!
Wednesday, 25 October 2006 06:57:21 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I think this ends this stream of boredom.
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