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I resisted the Keurig craze when the machines were new and popular. I thought the one-serving pod system was overpriced, wasteful, and not good for the environment, so I stuck with my Mr. Coffee. Then two things happened: I learned about the refillable pod, into which you can put grounds, and I saw an ad on Craigslist for a used Keurig in Southampton.
Convenience was worth the $30 price tag.
I bought the Keurig and was excited to make my first cup of coffee the next morning. I filled the little pod with my Dunkin decaf and loaded it into the machine, following the prompts. I selected the largest cup and pushed the button.
As I wiped down the kitchen counter and put dishes away—always multi-tasking—I slowly became aware of the sound of splashing water. I looked up, and coffee was pouring out of the Keurig and going everywhere!
“What the heck,” I hollered out loud. “This doesn’t work! It’s broken.”
I ranted loudly as I ran to the machine and studied it for a moment before throwing my head back and laughing. “User error,” I said.
I had forgotten to put a coffee cup underneath the dispenser.