Blue Cup With Daisies
We were at the local Vons grocery store when my wife mentioned we needed coffee. In the past I had watched her, somewhat inattentively it turns out, grind the moca java beans that we normally use. I told her to go get me some candy while I took care of the coffee.
What could be easier? I filled a bag with the beans and went round the end of the isle to the grinder. There I poured the beans from the bag into the grinder and set the bag on the shelf underneath. I switched on the grinder and turned away to browse other items on the aisle. Since the bag was only 3/4 full of beans I felt I did not need to watch the grinding as there was no way for the bag to overflow.
As a nearly world famous scientist I was of course correct about the overflow. However, overflow was not the problem, it was “around” flow that led to the neat pile of coffee grounds on the store floor. I had placed the bag near the spigot instead of under. You’ve heard the saying, “clean up on aisle 7.” The young man who came to clean up my mess was not amused by my ignorance; neither was my wife.
Later that day I found this blue cup at a yard sale and added it to this painting.