Coffee & Drink Sharing

Today is 06 Sept 2020. Today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day. Gross. You might like ice cream that tastes like coffee, but not me. I absolutely cannot stand the taste of coffee. It doesn’t matter how much creamer, sugar, flavors or anything else you add to it. I can always sense the aftertaste of coffee, and it tastes like something burnt to me.

On the very rare occasion that I might order something from Starbucks, I end up getting the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, because there’s no coffee in it, or at least I can’t taste it. And it doesn’t matter how you attempt to hide it, that taste always comes through. I worked one place that had a frozen cappuccino machine (similar to an Icee or slushie), and that stuff was good, especially the vanilla flavor.

I once had a bad experience with coffee. I think it’s just gross to begin with, but I worked at a gas station years ago. There was another employee on the shift—one worked the register, the other was cleaning, and being backup cashier. I had a thermal refill mug that I kept my soda in. I did not know that my coworker had an identical mug. I grabbed what I thought was mine and took a big swig, expecting my soda. The joke was on me! It was her hazelnut coffee😲🤢! After nearly puking up the coffee, I spit what I could out and had to wash my mouth, then drink some soda to try to kill the taste. That was one of the worst things I’ve ever drank in my life.

Not only did I get something that I wasn’t expecting, I accidentally drank from someone else’s straw🤮.  I have this weird little obsession: I can’t stand drinking something someone else has already began to drink. I know some people could not care less if they share drinks, but I absolutely cannot. It’s so unsanitary, in my opinion. My kids are the only people I share drinks with, because they’re my kids. If, by some miracle, I share my drink with a person, it’s because that person has to be extremely special. Most of the people I work with will share their drinks without a problem. Okay, let me clarify something. I can share my drink if I pour you some into your own glass. I won’t drink from someone else’s glass. When they offer, I politely decline, saying I’m fine, thank you. Even if the other person doesn’t backwash, their slobber and DNA still mix with their drink, even in minute quantities, but that’s enough to turn me off🙅‍♂️.

And, to finish today, here’s your random motivational quote:

“Remember this: you may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves.”

Optimus Prime, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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