Drinking at Work?
Well . . . . .almost.
It was a mistake --- really!
OK- two things:
1) I wear distance and computer glasses but not to read up close
2) Sometimes--sometimes--I don't read labels
Over the Christmas break my Mom, who was visiting from Arkansas, and I went shopping at a local grocery store as we always do when she visits. She likes to pick up some products that she can't get at home. As we walked up and down the aisles there were special displays featuring value priced items and I thought it might be fun to try some of those iced coffee drinks.
I am a regular (hot with sugar and creamer) coffee drinker.
I've never had one of those packaged coffee drinks before.
And there was a whole display of them, really cheap.
We'll try them!
But we never got around to it.
So I decided to take mine to work.
I got it nice and chilled in the fridge.
I drove to work and put my lunch away, pulled out the coffee drink,
and began walking to my desk.
Now, I had my distance glasses on since I had been driving.
I can't read close up with those glasses but I did notice something strange.
Why can't pregnant women drink this coffee?
Boy, they sure are getting strict with what pregnant women can have.
I looked a little closer at the warning.
WHAT alcoholic beverages?
Oh . . . .MY!
I am walking to my desk at 6:45 AM with a drink in my hand!
I start laughing and can't stop
(Fortunately, I had not even opened it )
My co-workers are looking at me and I can barely speak.
When I explain what I just did, they told me
there's probably just a drop of alcohol in the flavoring.
So one of the girls looks.
I'm drinking "a beer"
At 6:45 AM, and I'm not even fishing!
I had NO idea.
I thought it was Kahlua FLAVORED!
The manager (not mine) comes over to see the drink.
He said- Did I over look Coffee Liqueur on the label?
Or perhaps 5% alcohol content?
No, I just couldn't read it.
I can't read anything close with my distance glasses!
And it was in the COFFEE AISLE, not the liquor aisle.
Right there next to the Maxwell House and Folgers.
Who would have guessed?
I tell him- What if I would have brought this for a food day?
Everyone would have wondered why our department was so Happy!
You know what's worse?
I sent Mom's home with her-
she was driving.
I hope she reads labels!