I’d never been much of a coffee machine girl. I liked to keep things simple and it always seemed like there was no reason to mess with something that worked - namely my stove-top brewer. It made coffee just fine, it tasted how I wanted and I wasn’t searching for a problem to solve.
I had woken up that morning and gone to put the stove on and start brewing my coffee when nothing happened. No gas, no noise, nothing.
I sat there in my nightgown trying to figure things out when just as I was about to call out to my husband for help, the neighbor knocked on my window and nearly scared the life out of me!
I shrieked, “What the hell are you doing knocking on my window at this time in the morning?!” and he replied, “I’m so sorry, I just needed to let you know that the builders apprentice accidentally dug too deep out the front of our property and they cut the gas line. So for safety, we have had to turn off the gas to both of our houses!”
I sighed and said, “What am I supposed to do for my morning coffee or my shower?...” to which he replied “I’m so sorry, once again. If you need a shower you can use ours as we have electric hot water.” I nodded and then he added “but for your coffee, have you ever thought about getting a keurig machine?”
I looked at him with a puzzled look and asked, “why would I do that? How will that help me?” and he said, “Well, it’s much quicker, it’s electric and I prefer it over my other stuff,” and it clicked to me that I had been a bit of a dinosaur.
I got dressed, fixed up my hair and headed off down the shop on a mission to get a Keurig machine.