I get free coffee in my office everyday, normal large pot-brewed, hot coffee. You and I both know people don’t appreciate free. It’s also mind boggling how ungrateful people can be to actually complain about something they obtain for free. I’m not guilt-free in this either, we all do it.
My co-workers and I sit farthest from the kitchen and after a (thankfully) short period of bitching and laziness, we identified our “problem” and took action to fix it. We got a Keurig on our side of the office and all started bringing in our own personal supply in K-Cups. Wicked smart right? Let’s pay for coffee so we don’t have to walk far or wait and to give us variety through the day. This let’s me have a Colombian blend in the morning and a caramel one in the afternoon. Genius.
I suppose it’s better than shelling out the $5 for Starbucks everyday. So, to discount this additional cost we have all inflicted on ourselves, my co-worker Diana came in with some great news yesterday. At Bed, Bath and Beyond she picked up a 60 cup variety pack with a coupon, of course. She received it in the mail but you can also sign up for the email list on the bottom of this page. With the coupon, she paid $31.99 instead of the original cost of $39.99. This puts each cup of coffee just over .50 cents each. I can live with that.
It may come down to wanting options but with advances in technology, “first world problems” increase and make room for more gadgets that will continue to breed the desire for selfish, instant gratification with little work required. Are we becoming increasingly lazy or merely working smarter?
Whatever, I need more coffee, I’m out of K-Cups and I have to trek all the way to the kitchen. Meh…