Readers of Bil Keane's comic strip, The Family Circus, are aware that he regularly would do a strip in which Billy would go from Point A to Point B in the most roundabout route possible. Every so often, I have one of those adventures.
A couple of days ago at work, I got up from my desk to make a cup of coffee. We have one of those K-cup machines and a variety of flavors to choose from. I made my choice and realized that it was the last K-cup in the box. So I put the old box in the trash, got a new box down and opened it up.
I inserted the K-cup and realized that the light was flashing on the machine; it needed to be refilled with water. I removed the water canister and went to fill it from the water cooler. The water cooler was empty and needed a new jug. Well, the jugs are rather dusty, so I first had to wash it off.
I put it on the counter next to the sink and reached for a paper towel to wipe it off. There was one towel left on the roll, so I was able to wash it off, but not wipe it dry. Since the men's room is right next to the kitchen area, I got a second paper towel from there, but noticed that there were only a couple of towels left there as well.
So I went out into our warehouse, where the kitchen and bathroom supplies are kept, and got new roll of towels for the kitchen, a package of towels for the men's room, and, since I was there, a few more rolls of toilet paper.
After putting the paper towels were they needed to be, I realized I needed to wash my hands because the box they were in in the warehouse was pretty dusty. As I should have expected, the soap dispenser was virtually empty, so I had to refill it from the big bottle under the sink. Doing that emptied the big bottle, so it went into the trash with the empty paper towel roll, the K-cup box, and the rest.
Surprise! The trash can was now filled and needed to be emptied, so I pulled out the bag and brought it out to the can in the warehouse, then came back and installed a new bag.
Then I finished wiping down the water jug and put it in place. Then I refilled the water canister for the coffee maker. Then I finally did what I had started out to do.
As I was returning to my desk, one of my co-workers said, "Gee, it sure took you a long time to make that cup of coffee."