27 March 2012

Coffee Withdrawl... why is it MY responsbility????

Okay, so, we are on the final week of this month... and I can't be happier... I cannot wait for this month from hell to go away...

Yesterday the coffee pot broke... well, it didn't really "BREAK"... it just quit working properly. They came to me to call the repair guy. So I did.

Mind you, I don't drink coffee... so I did my "duty" and called for service.

Considering we have a bldg full of engineers and production people who live with an IV attached to their arms, filling the constant requirement for caffeine...

Yesterday was rough... they were already starting to show symptoms of withdrawl. It was NOT a pretty site... and then, when I came in this morning... at 6:30am (mind you... BEFORE my day even officially starts)... I was advised that the coffee machine was STILL broke.

Okay. Yeah. So?

There's a vending machine in the lunchroom... oh yeah, you would have to PAY for it then... and I am sure there are tons of gas stations and Starbucks along the route to work also... oh, but wait... you would have to PAY for it there also!

Anyway, I got three hits this morning about the machine being down. I really wanted to tell everyone EXACTLY what was on my mind... but I didn't. I bit my tongue... and called service... again... for a second time... and then again for the third time.

I was at the point that if I heard "when will the machine be fixed" or "I can get a new coffee company in here tomorrow", I was ready to scream. (As if tomorrow will work... withdraw anxieties are already setting in today... by tomorrow everyone might be dead!)

The poor service guy made it, I met him at the door. He smiled and apologized, he was out yesterday (obviously the dispatcher did not know that... which leads to the whole communication issue... but let's not get me started on that!).

He fixed it and no one bothered him or stood over his shoulder. As he left, he smiled, I said thanks... and sent a message out to the world that the coffee machine was fixed. It was like a parade of ants to a picnic... lining up to get their daily fix... 





13 comments:

Anna said...

It would have been hard for me to not tell them to go get their own coffee. You are a much bigger person than me. Hopefully the rest of the week will be quiet!

Susi said...

I'm so glad that I'm not that much of a coffee drinker. I have one cup in the morning and then switch to tea and water. Lots of it. Glad it got fixed and you won't have to deal eith any more anxious coffee drinkers.

January Dawn said...

I used to work Reception for a very large Financial Institution and one of my million 'duties' was being in charge of making sure the coffee machine, creamers, sugar etc were running smoothly and stocked at all times. Heaven forbid the machine went on the fritz, would I ever hear it...so I can totally relate to this one!

My Inner Chick said...

Oooooh, My,
I cannot go a day w/out my coffee.

Glad you got it Fixed!! :))

Gia said...

1. What a pain.
2. I seriously wrote about bitchy coworkers today too. No joke.
3. I'd lose it without coffee. Would have to run to starbucks or dd for sure.

Susie Newday said...

Lol-I would have put decaf coffee without telling them.

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Having coffee running thru my veins as I do I get their withdraw BUT being the Italian bitch that I am I'm pretty sure if they had come to me I'd of said, "Um, not my problem, you drink it, you call 'em." You're so much nicer than me and your office is lucky to have you!

Tracy @ Scribblesaurus said...

While the loss of the coffee IV must have been devastating for your co-workers, it was clearly not high enough on the FML scale for them to bother getting it elsewhere. I'd have brought in a big vat full of really awful coffee and thrown paper cups in their faces every time they bothered me, just to watch them drink something that tasted like airline fuel. Yeah, that would have been fun.

Miranda@becomingmyideal said...

I love my coffee, but I always make mine at home in a travel mug and bring it to work with me. I kind of can't believe that they made it your problem when they are the ones drinking it.

Shawn said...

I can do without my morning coffee although I prefer not to. When my beloved Keurig breaks, it's happened twice, I go to the gas station in my jammies with bed head for my morning cup. If it's your habit than it's your responsibility to take charge and fix it, no?

Thanks for linking up with us, it's always nice meeting new people through our link up!

Michelle Longo said...

As a bit of an addict myself, I can see being bent if you thought there'd be coffee and there wasn't. But on day 2, I'd have made provisions just in case. And I'd never ask you when it would be fixed. That would be rude. I would however be really, really whiny until I got some coffee, but seriously, i can't help that. Glad you got it fixed and people went back to "normal."

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

True coffee addicts would've spent money at Starbucks, just sayin' :)

Kimberly Speranza said...

I would have been an ant in the line. I shiver at the thought of the day when they take caffeine out of coffee like they did the coke out of coca-cola.

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