In the fast-paced society that we live in, things change often. One thing is a hit today and forgotten tomorrow.
Last week I wanted to have a cup of coffee at work but I didn't want to use a styrofoam cup. The next day, I brought in one of my mugs from home so that I could enjoy a personal cup of coffee at my desk.
Nowadays, there are the proverbial cold/hot thermos type cups that supposedly keeps cold drinks cold for up to 12 hours and hot things hot for up to 6 hours. Well, like a lot of us I have a couple of those, but I tend to use mine for cold drinks, not hot drinks.
Thus my dilemma. I wanted my hot coffee and I wanted it in the traditional way - in a coffee cup/mug. Needless to say that after about 10 minutes the coffee was barely warm.
Not wanting to relent and give up on my desire for a traditional cup of coffee, I sought to find a MUG WARMER. Not sure if they even made those anymore, I set out online to find one. To my surprise, they are still out there. Of course, having been launched into the 21st century, I wanted the one with all the bells and whistles.
The cost was more than what I wanted to pay for it, but there is the least expensive one that you just plug in and your cup gets hot.
All I wanted was for my cup of coffee to stay warm until I was finished drinking it. Why did that become so complicated?
For as much as I wanted my traditional cup of coffee at my desk, I have resorted to having it in the 21st-century contraption that keeps it hot for as long as it would take me to drink it, even if it takes me 6 hours to do so.
Modern technology is great, but sometimes I would like to enjoy things from the 'good ole days'.