I bet, by the title of today’s post, you were expecting me to talk about Ryan’s attackers. Not so. It’s something else entirely, but I’ll need to set it up first.
We were without a nurse again last night for the second Saturday in three weeks, so a family friend came over to help out for a good bit of the night. Despite all her help, she made one critical mistake that will cost her dearly. I know you’re anxious to hear what it was and I won’t keep you waiting.
She left her gourmet specialty coffee. Now, I don’t know about you but I believe this qualifies under the “finders keepers, losers weepers” clause we all learned as children. It’s practically common law, is it not? I’m telling you right here and now that this will be my defense when I brew myself a steaming cupful.
Coffee is my vice. Anyone who knows me even a little is aware of this. By her leaving it here, in plain sight and next to the coffee maker, is either an invitation to drink some or is plain cruel. Either way, the outcome will be the same. Her motives mean nothing to me when it comes to a piping hot cup of joe. I will not deny my fix!
I’m already planning my morning around drinking it. First, I must do this before Sue is awake. She’ll just make me feel bad about it, even if it goes a long way toward curing my beady-eyedness (I know, I’m making up my own words again). So, I’ll probably sneak into the bathroom and lock the door to drink it. I’ll turn on the shower to deaden the sipping noise. I keep creamer and sugar hidden in the toilet tank for emergencies such as these.
On another note, the responses continue on my post Commenter: Can’t Believe Commotion. I love it! One thing I really don’t do is moderate comments. Even those that are insensitive or flat-out nasty. Freedom of speech, baby! In fact, I usually feature those types of input. It drives up readership and participation. Both are important to keeping Ryan relevant.
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Update: 9:15 AM. I gave into my addiction and brewed a cup of her coffee. It’s delicious. Made even better by the thrill of getting away with something. Don’t judge me! Here might be a good time to remind people about glass houses and stone throwing.