Coffee Maker in My Office?
I’m seriously considering asking my boss if I can have a coffee maker in my office. The past few days I’ve been going in early and working 11 hour days to enter data for a new tray card system our company is switching to. After finishing my coffee around 7:30 ish, it has pretty much worn off by noon. We do have coffee in the kitchen for the Residents, but it’s decaf. Useless. We also have a coffee machine in the break room. This machine puzzles me. It offers coffee, latte, mocha, hot chocolate (maybe tea?) AND chicken soup. I’m sure it’s just broth, but still I find that very strange. When I have gotten coffee out of this machine, it comes out of a little tube. So does that mean everything comes out of the same tube? I’m not sure how many people purchase the chicken soup, but I don’t want it tainting my coffee. What a tasty concoction that would be: vanilla chocolate chicken coffee. No better way to start your morning.
So the combination of crappy coffee options and feeling like a zombie at noon makes me want my own coffee maker. But since I work in a nursing home, the maintenance men would have to make sure the plug is up to code, or whatever it is they do. And I would also have to buy separate coffee supplies to keep at work. I have to use a certain kind of creamer and it has to be refrigerated. And if I discovered someone else had used my creamer, I would flip out and punch face. Not really. Well, unless I was really craving a cup and I had no creamer.
Maybe I won’t ask for permission for a coffee maker for those few hassles above and another big reason. My boss would constantly be asking me to go get a cup for her. And that would piss me off. My coworker brings her in coffee every morning, and I don’t think I’ve heard her say thank you in the 3 years I’ve been there. She’s come to expect it, and on the rare occasions my coworker doesn’t bring her a cup, she gets pissy and harps on it all day.
I could keep it a secret and everyone would wonder why I’m so jittery. “Maybe we should give Kerri a random drug test.” I do say quite frequently (when I’m having a stupid moment) that “I’m a crackhead” or “I’m smoking crack.” People might start to believe me if I’m all hyped up. I may need to give this careful consideration.