Tim Horton's has recently introduced 'the sleeve', a corrugated cardboard copycat of what Starbucks has done for years, effectively replacing my gorgeous double cup security blanket, in turn (essentially) ruining the caffeine experience of two very dedicated customers.
I understand their reasoning - really, I do. Saving the world and all that jazz. And I love the world. Of course I want to save it. BUT, I'm also like a child with a favorite sippy cup who just doesn't want to use that other 'less awesome' cup because somehow/someway it just doesn't make things taste as good.
It's my husband's fault. He started the whole double cup things for me. Probably because he's crazy. Not psychopath crazy but count the stairs (and count the beats and 'straighten that picture frame or the earth will explode!') crazy. There is a method to his madness - sort of. But reality is, I think his only true reason is that he likes to line things up - as he does with the seams of his coffee cups. "Double double, double cupped, please!" And then he'll pull them apart and twist them around until their seams are aligned and his lid is perfectly placed to keep the seams visible...
*cue the straight jacket!*
(I couldn't even take a true picture of a double cup because they wouldn't give it to me - this is my medium stuck in his extra large for demonstration purposes.)
It's more than alignment for me. I like to nurse a coffee. It's not unusual for me to make one cup last from the drive in to work until almost noon. Two cups provides double the insulation and keeps that drink hot so much longer. A sleeve? We've lost steam by 10 am!
And, let's be honest - there's just some ergonomic beauty that confirms the rightness of the world when my lips can rest between those two cup lips... shall we say, kissing the java?
This is really just worthless dribble (not unlike my cold coffee at 10 am). I don't imagine any argument I can make could cause change, nor should it - what do I know?
[NaBloPoMo Day 23]