Thursday, April 21, 2011

A minor thing that people get wrong (and really shouldn't!)

There are some fairly minor things people don't do for reaons which are not really particularly good reasons, and can result in social inadeuqacy.

The first one of these which I'm going to comment on is not knowing how to make coffee.

Someone I knew, lets call him Bob, was once asked for a coffee, and professed to having no idea how to make one because he doesn't drink it. Another person in attendance at the time also didn't drink coffee, but showed Bob how to make coffee anyway and told him that he had no excuse for not knowing. And she was right.

At some point in your life, you will have someone in your house who is a coffee drinker. You don't have to have the finest quality roast on hand or know how to operate a fancy machine, but you should at least know how to stir some hot water into instant coffe and to add some milk.

Similarly, if you don't drink tea, you should still have some plain old black teabags in the house, just in case someone comes along who does drink the stuff.

But in all seriousness - what kind of idiot can't figure out how to make instant coffee???


  1. Haha I can't say I've ever come across someone who doesn't know how to make instant coffee...

  2. Just be careful about putting it in a microwave, you might end up with a time machine!