Sarah Wilson: Original Coffee Doofus

Most people who know me know that I do not enjoy drinking hot (or even mildly warm) beverages. However, when presented with a free sample of Starbucks' seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte last week, I took the plunge. Well, what do you know? It was mighty tasty! So, this morning on my regular Starbucks stop, I decided to go the whole nine yards and actually order a hot coffee drink! Friends, the world is upside down. Things were going well until I got in my car, sipping away happily, when my legs suddenly started to feel hot. . .and wet. I looked down at my pants, which are of course white today, and my stoopid latte has been dripping all down the side of the cup onto my crisp white pants!

Not thrilled with this new development in my morning routine, I immediately grabbed the cell phone to call my brother. (No, I do not normally recommend driving, drinking a leaking coffee, and talking on the phone all at once, but this was an emergency!) "What's the deal?" I said, "Am I supposed to know some secret trick to these cups?" Thankfully, my coffe-guru brother had some good advice. "Check the lid," he advised. "Make sure the opening isn't lined up with the seam in the cup, sometimes that can make it leak" Well of course!!!! Sheesh. Jumping out of my car and walking hastily into the lobby to wait for my elevator, I was able to maintain a perfect balance of purse, keys, and coffee cup. . .for about ten seconds. Fiddling with the lid on my piping hot latte, somehow I managed to squeeze my little paper cup just tightly enough to collapse the cup, make the lid go flying, and slop coffee all over myself.

And they charge you five bucks for this?

From now on, I'm sticking with my Izze. Oh well, at least I entertained about ten people in the lobby this morning!

Till next time,


  1. LOL...

    5 bucks cos you also get a show!


    Sorry for your, uh, accident...

  2. the real moral of this story is: never wear white pants to work!

  3. Wow. You couldn't have managed all of that if you had tried. I'm not good with hot drinks either! Who needs them in Florida anyway?!

  4. Urg! What a story! I hope you and the pants have recovered. :)

  5. bah! sorry to hear about your first hot coffee experience in a while... :( i like the cold ones, most! i owe you an email! sorry i suck!