So I'm at a super-crunchy cafe on the Ithaca Commons yesterday. I get a bowl of vegan chili and a piece of orange cake and a cup of coffee and I head upstairs to sit and eat and drink and finish reading the essay for my writing group, which is meeting later that night. At some point I look over at my cup of coffee and notice that the little cardboard sleeve (that keeps me from burning my hand) looks like this:
If I had had coffee in my mouth, I would have done a great spit take. First thought: "Since when did 'Gentlemen's Clubs' start advertising on coffee cup sleeves!?" [actually, first thought = "nice rack(s)"] Then I turned the cup around and saw this:
"Daily Grind," get it? Get it? Yeah. Cute. I especially love "U.S. Patent Pending." I know that when I'm buying a bra, the first thing I want to know is, "What's the patent status on this baby? Is it pending? 'Cause that's how I like my patents: pending." My boobs, however, should not be pending too much - not if I'm wearing a bra. Or so I imagine.
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