Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Coffee Break.

After the debacle of the soap dispenser at Ally Pally the other week I have decided to fess up to some other mishaps I have had along the way. So for the next few Wednesdays we will have a little story from  Mrs A's Bloomers!

One of the firms that I worked for decided to send me on a training day at one of the other offices to learn a new accounting  system.  Pretty boring stuff but  I managed to stay awake for most of the morning and then we had a break for coffee. Now  all our offices were equipped with coffee dispenser machines (set to free ) you know the sort, they all work the same  way.  Choose your coffee style  put cup on X marks the spot press button and away you go. Simples!!!
So I'm first in the queue in the kitchen area  and spying a nice pile of clean china cups  stacked at the side of the machine (nice touch I thought instead of having those silly plastic things that are way  too hot to handle that my office had. ) popped one on the spot chose my coffee and pressed the button and stood back. Horrors. Suddenly a curved  plastic door slides round in front of the mug which couldn't quite close properly cos of the handle and a plastic cup tried to plop down in the compartment only to be confronted with the said china mug. Mayhem now ensues as the machine starts dispensing the coffee over  the plastic  cup that is now lying sideways and as it can't tell when the cup is full continues to dispense hot coffee at an alarming rate filling up the compartment and spilling out onto the floor. Me? I'm pressing all the buttons under the  sun like a lunatic in an effort to stop the darn thing. Sudden brain wave pull the plug!! Only problem is it is plugged into wall behind the machine. It took 2 burly men to man handle the machine away from the wall and switch it off. It took considerably longer to mop up the floor  and fill in an incident report. On my cry of  'well what were the china cups doing there then', I was told they were for dispensing  the plastic cups  of coffee into for when VIP visitors came so as to make a good impression. I think I did that all right !!!!

Digi image by Bugaboo
Large spotty paper by Raspberry Road
Coloured using Promarkers/Distress Markers/ Pearlescent chalks.
Small spotty paper a snippet from my stash.
Sentiment generated in word.

Entering into the following challenges:
Electric Ellapu: Anything goes.
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes.
Pixies Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets.
Through The Craft Room: Anything goes.
Twisted Tuesdays: Free for all.
Charisma Cardz: Polka dots.
Jelly Park Friends: Make us laugh & smile.


  1. Love it! Love the image and DP you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  2. Well at least we can laugh at your coffee mishap. I think you were smart to think of using the "good china". Luckily I don't drink coffee...I have enough mishaps without that. Fun card...

  3. Great story - those things usually happen to me too! Love the card.

  4. OMG! So happy to hear that I am not the only person that attracts "catastrophes"....after that story, I think we are kindred spirits....hahahahha

    Perfect card for your first Mrs A's bloomers story!

  5. Funny girl - that looks like me on your coffee cup - when I get home from work and take off the boulder holder... LOL Mxx

  6. LOL - great card to go with your story.

  7. Oh Mrs A, only you, only you!! Snort, snort :)) I can just picture it as well.

    LOVE your snippets card, a perfect follow on to the story.

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. Just gorgeous,love the fab image and your

  9. Ha ha fab story, I once opened a bottle of champagne during an office party, it flew out my hand whirled around the floor and ruined 3 computers oops. Fab card it certainly meets the brief over at Jellypark Friends for our humour challenge. Mel :o)

  10. That was so funny,i laughed loudly. I needed that tonic. Thank goodness of blunders. I can imagine how you must have funny.
    Lets have some more blunders please!!

  11. TFS that funny story! At least it's funny NOW, but it must have been humiliating when it happened! LOL The card you made is just perfect for the occasion - great job with your snippets!

  12. Oh that is too funny, I am sure would have done the same. Wonderful card, matches your story.

  13. Sorry but I had a good laugh after reading your coffee adventures !!! Love the card you have made... Just perfect illustration for your story !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  14. I would say that you shouldn't be allowed out on your own . . . but I don't think it would make any difference! That is just the sort of thing that would happen to me . . . coffee vending machines are mysterious and dangerous things! ESPECIALLY if there's a Mrs A around!

    Oh, and your card? I just LOVE it. xxx

  15. What a perfect card to go with your story. I read & laughed, and could identify with, poor you! Silly people to have the china cups available if not meant to be used! (ah, the corporate mindset, huh?). I bet you stayed awake the rest of the training session, though, didn't you? Loved the card, loved the story even more! TFS

  16. Sweet card, love your image and colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  17. Great story, Mrs. A! Oh, the antics we have all experienced in the office, a lot of them revolving around the coffee maker! I would have done the zact same thing, BTW. Your card with the absolutely perfect digi Mrs. A is the best!!

  18. Well I can certainly see why you and Di get on so well, are you Sisters?
    Fab tale and fab card.

    Kath x

  19. Mrs. A., I was laughing so hard because I've seen this happen to someone else. I did try to help her and like your incident, the stupid machine tipped the paper cup (it was always paper then) over and kept dispensing like crazy. She was freaking out - it was hilarious! I loved that story - it was perfect with that card - I'm such a fan of this old lady with her boobies hanging on the cup - LOL! Love your stories - they're always so much fun!

  20. Had a really good chuckle at your story! Needed it as well as I'm waiting for the plumber! Love the card as well.

  21. Thank you for your coffee story, and showing us your brilliant card.

  22. Oh, what a funny story! I am so sorry to laugh at you, so I will say I am laughing with you instead! ;^)
    Fabulous card, btw! Love the fun image, cool papers and great edge cuts! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  23. Haha, love your funny story Mrs A. I always hate using those machines even with the plastic cups, I'm always convinced the coffee's gonna miss!

    Lovely card too xx

  24. Fun card!! Gr8 use of snippets!! Hugs Juls xxx

  25. Wonderful card. Yip one can never have enough coffee breaks.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  26. I can see the glitter from the chalks on this and I have a fantastic mental image of your coffee bloomer. Xx

  27. Hi Mrs A, thanks for calling at Mrs B's - it's lovely to meet you!
    Love your coffee break story - and a great card too.
    Avril x

  28. TFS your funny story Mrs A!! How embarrassing it must've been! Perfect card to match :) Cathy x

  29. So sorry, but I have to laugh with your story, as I also feel pity for embarrassing! But looking at your card I can see you can handle humorous card!
    xxx Margreet

  30. I'm so glad I decided to look back through the posts that I've missed. Sorry it was hilarious but not for you at the time. I'm guessing you've avoided those machines from now on.
    Ali x


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