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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coffee Break

I've been in this newsroom during floods, snow storms, power outages, hurricanes, heat waves, cold snaps, and assorted other calamities.

Nothing, nothing compares to the catastrophic failure of the station's coffee machine.

I don't drink the stuff.  Never have, and getting hooked is not on my agenda.  I am addicted to diet cola, but that's another story for another time.

Our newsroom coffee maker met its maker yesterday morning.  You could tell by the difference in the mood and demeanor of the staff.  It seems most need that little caffeine jolt to start the morning.  There's nothing wrong with that.  Theirs comes from a cup.  Mine comes from a plastic two liter bottle.

Producer Mike came to the rescue, and I bet there will be a statue here erected in his honor.  He went down the street to a donut shop and came back with one of those giant cardboard coffee containers.  It was enough to satisfy the staff, and then some.

There are a good number of people here able to function due to Mike's kindness.