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7th-Feb-2007 12:51 pm
Looks like someone I work with discovered one of the reasons I open the coffee packages with scissors rather than by using the brute force method. (The other is because I hate being defeated by laughing plastic that pretends to have a split that I just can't start a tear at.)

I just went down to the kitchen to get some coffee, and discovered that (1) the coffee carafe was nearly empty, and (2) there were (dry) coffee grounds all over the floor.

I went into the drawer to grab a new bag, and saw that there were grounds all over that drawer too. So I emptied it of the full bags. Then the clever drawer defeated my attempts to (without crawling around on the floor for too long) remove it from the sliders so I could dump the grounds into the trash. *sigh* So I scooped out the grounds I could and then removed the tailings with a damp paper towel.

And of course it will probably be assumed that I made the mess, since someone observed me cleaning it up.

No, I didn't clean the floor as well. That I can more easily ignore. (Of course, if it's still there in the morning, I'll probably borrow the vacuum.)
7th-Feb-2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
*snicker* The floor is there all the time, in plain sight.

The inside of the drawer, on the other hand, doesn't show at all when the drawer is closed .... ];>
7th-Feb-2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Are you telling me I'm backwards?

The way I figger it, the floor is dirty, and I can tolerate a certain amount of "stuff" there. But the drawer is *supposed* to be clean -- and if the cleaning up of it is put off, it could get nastier, harder to clean, and perhaps infested with ... whatever. Plus, I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and if someone else cleans the drawer & doesn't do a good enough job, I may "need" to do it again anyhow... whereas I understand budgeting & I don't think it's a good expenditure of my time to be picking up every crumb on the floor. (Besides, being visible, there's at least the *chance* that someone else will do it.)
7th-Feb-2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, no, you're not backwards! I'm just a proponent, on occasion, of "out of sight, out of mind". (I can cover my eyes with my hands and intone, "You can't see me!" rather well!) ;]

Re: infestations living on coffee: the only thing I ever met that would eat coffee (other than we silly human-things) is my cat, Rumble. Loves fresh dry coffee grounds ...
7th-Feb-2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Are you familiar with the Ostrich, as performed by Flanders & Swann? I haven't thought of that in manymanymany years, but the image you generated twigged up the song.
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