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Small hours
If I get into work this early, the water-boiler hasn't heated up properly yet, so what I actually get when I put supposedly-boiling water on my instant coffee is just a mugful of half-separated brown sludge-and-water.

Still, I've tasted worse. And it has caffeine in. And it passes the time.

Update: Apparently they were in the middle of descaling it. So what I drank was coffee-and-water-and-descaler. Oh well.

Current Mood: cold and bitter

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From: angua Date: September 6th, 2004 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
On the bright side you won't have any scales on your insides now...
hairyears From: hairyears Date: September 6th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Beat me to it. Damn.

Then again, we have a machine with a button marked 'Fresh Filter Coffee' that dispenses a plastic cupful of half-separated brown sludge-and water. It's lovely! Just captures that elusive "Thank Yog-Sothoth it's Monday" feeling.

j4 From: j4 Date: September 6th, 2004 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
"Thank Yog-Sothoth it's Monday"

:-)

I once wrote a description of the coffee options on the machine at ProQuest (lots of different varieties of brown sludge), but I can't find it in my LJ archives. I wish they were searchable.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: September 6th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
The magnifying-glass icon on your userinfo page offers a flawed search:

http://www.livejournal.com/tools/search.bml?journal=j4
j4 From: j4 Date: September 6th, 2004 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Doesn't find the post I was looking for.

I spent ages producing a table of the options on the coffee machine. Tell me I didn't dream it.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: September 6th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
j4 From: j4 Date: September 8th, 2004 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
No, there's just not enough blood in my bloodstream.

Thanks for finding the link.
imc From: imc Date: September 7th, 2004 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Closest I've found so far is a pricing matrix.
imc From: imc Date: September 7th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
…and clearly I should RTWTBR.
imc From: imc Date: September 6th, 2004 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently they were in the middle of descaling it.

Yuck. And they didn't think to put a notice on it?
j4 From: j4 Date: September 6th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, apparently they did, and I just didn't see it. But then how can I be expected to read a notice before my first cup of coffee?
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