Oh, coffee cups…why do you mock me?

Remember this coffee cup?  The one that was going to change my life forever???  Well, it sucks.  Big time.  Alas, my woes continue…

My wife (bless her heart!) noticed some travel mugs while we were out at Starbucks last night.  I’ve already had a few that didn’t work out so well, but one in particular looked promising.  I took it up to the counter and asked if they would “test” the cup for leakage for me.  They agreed, but the Starbucks guy balked a bit at my request to put hot water in the cup for testing (vs. cold water, of course).  “A liquid is a liquid”, he argued.  Does he not know that hot water will act differently in a sealed coffee cup?  Steam, pressure, and all that??  Schools these days…

Anyhow, the coffee cup passed with flying colors and went home with us.  So far, so good after the first commute-with-the-new-cup.  Meanwhile, the Lamenator9000 (aka, the “previous cup”) went back where I purchased it.  No questions asked, which is a bit strange.  Perhaps they’ll just slap it back on the shelf!?!

Perhaps that’s what happened the first time…

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3 Responses to “Oh, coffee cups…why do you mock me?”


  1. 1 Jam-Man September 15, 2008 at 3:34 am

    How’s this mug working out for you so far?

  2. 2 yipcanjo September 15, 2008 at 4:38 am

    The new cup from Starbucks? It’s working awesomely! Seriously. In fact, I can drive all the way to work — cut on its side, full of coffee — and never dribble a drop! It’s also still warm after 3+ hours! Amazing. Best coffee mug I’ve ever owned, and it’s *really* been tried and tested!

    Thanks for asking, Jam-Man 😉

  3. 3 Jam-Man September 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    The ‘Bucks will never let you down!


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