10/16/2011

4 Cream, 4 Sugar


I turned 31 this year, and I've noticed that I am drinking more coffee than I ever have.

I don't have it every day.  I actually only have it a couple times a week, but I think about having it way more often than that, which is why I limit myself.  :)

When I buy a cup of coffee, which I also try to limit, one of my favorite places to get it is McDonald's.  It's only $1.06, and I can usually find that amount in change laying around my car or in my wallet.

I like my coffee sweet and creamy - as in, 4 cream, 4 sugar, sweet and creamy.

However, I am a little embarrassed about this because I know full well that I am probably not considered a "real" coffee drinker by most standards.  You know those people who like their coffee black (Hi Dad and Mom!) and would never, ever consider ruining it by adding anything.  I do wish I liked it black because it would be quite a bit healthier for me...and less embarrassing.  But I don't, and I can't see it changing anytime soon.

Anyway, back to McDonald's.

We were on vacation.  Sitting in the car for a long time makes me tired and really want coffee.  So, my dear, sweet hubby pulled into a McDonald's.

I went inside and waited in a long line (I'm pretty sure everyone in the entire town was there) to get my one small, coveted cup of coffee.  When I got up to the front, I said, as quietly as I could, "One small coffee.  4 cream, 4 sugar, please."  The unsmiling (I think this is a requirement for McDonald's employees) woman rung me up and took my change.  Then, I found a spot near the back with the 50 other people who were also waiting.

Finally, after shifting my posture one too many times, I could see the woman filling my cup, adding the cream and sugar.  I tried to make my way to the front fast enough that she didn't have to blast my noxious habit to the whole restaurant, but she must have been wearing roller skates.  Once at the counter, she used her best stage voice and proclaimed, "Small coffee!  4 cream, 4 sugar!"

I walked to the counter with my tail between my legs, feeling all eyes attempt to scan my arteries.  "Yes, that's mine.  Thank you," I squeaked.  Trying to smile and hold my head high, like I was proud of the extreme amount of unwholesomeness I take in my coffee, I exited the building without making eye contact.  I'm pretty sure I heard a couple old timers say, "She's a fake.  Real coffee drinkers like it black."

Thankful to get back in the car and away from those judgmental onlookers, I took a sip.

It needed more sugar.  And maybe another cream.

I had another episode starring 4 cream, 4 sugarYou can read about that one here.  :)

10 comments:

swannymomma said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Noooo don't you go anywhere with your tail between your legs, honey! Hold that pretty head of yers HIGH! (love your stories) I love my coffee with lots of creamer in it.....about a half a container of half n half for each cup! :)

So great to check in on you! How is life? Miss our lil visits. I had such a cute picture of Emilia and Claire from their dance class last year that the snapshot made it up on our wall into the collage!

Hope we can get them together for a playdate soon!

Love you!
Colleen

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Colleen, I miss you!!! I'd love to get together. I'm sure the girls would love it as well. :)
So glad you like cream in your coffee too - makes me feel more like a "real" coffee drinker. ;)
Love you too!

Aunt Denise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm not a coffee drinker but when I do it has to have flavored cream and more than the suggested amount. I can tolerate it black with sugar but never just black (like Uncle G.Shane & Marsh who like it real strong & black). So, you and I will both hold our heads high and say "to each his own", and we'll drink it however we like!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Preach it Aunt Denise! :)

Rossie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE IT!!! And in the end...it's worth it. I love coffee...more than I should...but it's worth it...and it could be worse...right?!?! ;) From your fellow 4cream-4sugar (and a little extra never hurt) coffee friend!!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay! Another 4 cream, 4 sugar (or more) coffee friend. :) Thanks Rossie!

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I turned 31 this year and I'm also drinking a heck of a lot of coffee with lots of creamer in it as well! I blame it on the kids. I never drank coffee before I had them!

Bliss and That said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just turned 31 too! :) Coffee every morning for me with waaay too much flavored creamer! I even made my own after being out of the real stuff last week! ;) I wish we could get together... I think we would get along just great. And we both know that each of our kiddos would have a playmate!! ;)

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Marie: I totally hear ya! I'm tired!

Kate: I wish we could get together too! Too bad you live about a half day away, or I'd have you over for some cream (and coffee ;)). My sis-in-law (who now lives in MI) grew up in Charlotte (I think) NC. Her family is still from around there.

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