On a recent stay in a motel room I noticed this kind offer, on the flimsy piece of paper towel lining the plastic tray holding a small coffee maker.
I used to think it would be fulfilling to make a living with my writing. And for many writers, it probably is. On the other hand, there are people out there who have to spend their working hours thinking up copy like this.
Oh - the pre-measured pouches of coffee that went in the coffee-maker? The packages they came in proudly proclaimed they were "Handcrafted in the Old World Tradition."
Is there an Old World Tradition I'm not aware of, for enclosing two tablespoons of coffee in paper? And do you really think someone did it by hand?