Image via WikipediaIt was the first business meeting at my new job. The conference table included coffee cups, notebooks and pens by every chair. The center piece was a coffee pot. Everybody poured a cup, but me. A woman raised the pot invitingly, insistently, threateningly. “No thanks,” I said just as insistently.
I was reminded of the commercial where everything is humming along smoothly as long as everybody uses plastic. The minute someone dares to be a nonconformist everything grinds to a halt.
The office coffee was too thick to stir and too thin to plow. So sorry, I never liked mud.