Today I had a medium Dunkin' Donuts coffee which I very much enjoyed while riding the train up to see my favorite Mets fans, my brother and nephew.Since a medium is pretty large, I had plenty of time to think about the Dunkin' Donuts posts I've been planning to write.
As you know, last month I was in San Diego for a few days; including the Chargers - Pats game (30 - 10). I stayed in the downtown Omni, which happens to be attached by skyway to the Padres stadium. In the lobby of the hotel on some but not all of the mornings of my stay (one of many inconsistencies) there was a little coffee bar set up for guests. The coffee was from my least favorite chain but with enough milk even terrible coffee can be palatable, especially when you're waking up at 5am because you're jet lagged, and even more when you dump the whole cup over ice.
Anyway, one morning in the lobby I was watching two women who apparanetly had never before served themselves. They actually needed guidance to depress the lever on top of the dispenser (that's called a lever, right?). A man standing next to me, also waiting, was equally impressed by their show.
I said to him, "that's a lot of work for some crappy starbucks."
he said, "there's a much better coffee out there."
I said, "what's that?"
he said, "you probably haven't heard of it but we have it at home."
he paused. I waited.
he said, "it's called Dunkin' Donuts."
I said, "Yeah. much better. no question."
He looked at me, somehow surprised that I knew the brand. This is a man staying in a hotel full of Pats fans, meaning tons of northeasterners. And even if it didn't cross his mind that I might also be from "home" it's not like DD is Joe. Dunkin Donuts has a twitter page, it's the coffee of JetBlue, it's in numerous ballparks and stadiums, they now have locations in Phoenix, why must this guy be so smallminded?
I said, "go chargers" and walked away.
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Tomorrow the Chargers play the Steelers (in PA) at 115p. The Pats had that fun Thursday game so they're off (as are the AFC East leading Jets)