The $2500 cup of coffee. You read that correctly. $2500. Not $2.50, not $25.00, or even $250.00. $2500.
Crazy, right? You know what’s more crazy? $2500 for a cup of coffee, and it wasn’t all that great. I don’t think I’ll do that again.
An Expensive Cup of Coffee
My hubby and I decided one morning a while back, at his suggestion, to work in a local coffee shop. We work so often…literally, seven days a week even though we don’t communicate with clients on all seven of those days. We also don’t go out a lot. We’re always trying to save money, because life with five kids isn’t cheap and we have bills to pay. That morning, a cup of coffee that didn’t come from our coffee maker sounded fabulous. I was totally on board, and packed my crap up so that we could go work in a local coffee shop.
I say “local coffee shop” because if I told you that we went to Starbucks, it would probably clue you in to the part of the story that I haven’t gotten to yet.
Oh, whoops! Cat’s out out of the bag.
We went to Starbucks. Yep. Are you wondering about that $2500 cup of coffee yet?
Let’s just say, I wasn’t the one that enjoyed that $2500 cup of coffee.
Did you figure it out?
My MACBOOK enjoyed that $2500 cup of coffee. My 45 day old MacBook drank up that cup of coffee. (I’m considering repair fees in this, by the way.)
Jeff and I found a table to sit at, and we were getting our work stations set up for a few hours of work while we enjoyed breakfast and coffee. And, oh crap, Jeff knocked over his cup of coffee. Right into/onto my MacBook. It was on. And then, it wasn’t. It shut off, almost instantly. And I lost my shit.
We both tried to mop up the coffee with crappy little Starbucks napkins, and I felt all of the eyes around me just cutting into me… Partially because I probably let a few expletives fly, and partially because they felt my pain but I was sort of embarrassed so I felt like they were just searing into me. And my poor hubby who knocked the cup over, apologetic and seething all at once. It was an awful, awful day.
So, um, what happened?
Once we’d established that the MacBook was not working and had, in fact, been flooded with caffeinated goodness, we talked very briefly (like literally 10 words) about what to do. Apple Care doesn’t cover human whoopsies or water damage? Well, crap.
I said we should leave immediately, because I was about to melt down…because I was. Tears streamed down my face the entire drive home, and not a word was said. Both of us had worked really hard to get the laptops we had, and in a split second, mine was just gone. It was maddening, and frustrating, all at once…and I wanted to blame him so badly for spilling the coffee, but it was an accident. Being a total jerk about it wouldn’t have solved anything, so, I said nothing. I melted down, admittedly, once I got home about how much money we’d spent not so long ago on those machines, and now it was just gone. And yes – this happened MONTHS ago — I needed that laptop to travel for the Christmas holidays. (What can I say? It took me a while to get over it.)
I felt sick. Like, sick to the point that I didn’t want my salted caramel mocha anymore, didn’t eat my breakfast, or my lunch later on in the day because I just could. not. even.
Jeff went to the Apple store as soon as we got home. Even though we both knew it wouldn’t be covered under Apple Care, he took my computer in anyway and had it sent in for repairs. Over $700 worth of repairs, it pains me to say.
I melted down again. Duh. $800 instantly gone, to fix a really expensive accident. Y’all get me, right??
Later on that day, I was able to sorta joke about it. You know, like saying I was going to get a computer cover for my laptop the same way old ladies cover their couches in plastic. I guess at the end of the day, what’s done is done, and what’s happened has happened. Anyone with kids knows, accidents happen. Similarly, anyone with a husband knows…accidents happen. (Uh…sorry, Jeffrey. Love you?)
You know what the worst part was?
It wasn’t even a good Starbucks drink. It was just regular ol’ coffee.
I mean, who orders regular coffee when you can have a peppermint mocha or a salted caramel mocha??