Yes, the two relate. Just stick with me.
I have been wondering about why work coffee tastes so bad. It’s always tasted awful. No matter what job I have worked at.
My first job out of high school didn’t really have a coffee machine. It was one of those instant coffee makers that give you heartburn, gas, and indigestion.
My second company had a coffee maker, but they made Folgers. FOLGERS. I can’t drink that stuff. I just can’t.
The next company I worked at was my college (I had a mentor job). And there wasn’t really a coffee machine, so I just bought mine all the time.
Then, my job that inspired this blog, did have a coffee machine, and even had name brand coffee…still awful.
Finally, I asked a coworker (male) about this and he explained, “This is why I bring my own personal French Press to work. It makes the best coffee. Although it reminds me of the penis pump from Austin Powers.”
And now at work, I am aware of what it would take for me to make the good coffee thanks to that conversation. Yet, if there ever was a chance for me to enjoy the good French Press coffee at work, it’s ruined now. Because all I would be thinking about was the fact that I was bringing in something that looked like a penis pump.
It’s grown especially awkward because about three or four women I work with have these individual
French Press coffee makers. I am dying to say something or at least joke about what I was told, but I figured it would be a horrible idea.
Which is why I blogged about it.