Reconciling With Mr. Coffee

Earlier in the week I posted about the third cheapass decanter for our three-month-old coffeemaker to break while in the simple act of cleaning it, and how entirely fed up I decided to write and demand the fine folks at Mr. Coffee send me a free replacement or lose me as a consumer forever.

Surprise: they wrote back in empathy (or in plausibly deniable recognition that the quality of those specific decanters is sub-par) and are actually going to send me one on the house… which should arrive in two to three weeks.

Such a slow shipping time is laughably ridiculous, but as a show of goodwill in their willingness to make good, I went to a local big box retailer and bought a new one. If nothing else when this one breaks — and it will break (I should start a deadpool) — I’ll have a back up. And when that one breaks — and it will also — then I’ll just chuck the coffeemaker and go get one with a decent thermal carafe that can withstand the obvious rigors I inflict on it in the kitchen sink.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."