Reading or listening to the news today is always a downer. We're always one day away from a disaster of some sort. The economy is fixing to tank, global warming, protesters on the march burning buildings or some political figure is being brought up on fraud charges (OK some things never change!). But anyway, you get the drift.
Remember the headlines of years ago? Man Walks On Moon. Man Gets Heart Transplant. New records being set everyday, amazing discoveries in science or some marvelous advance in medicine. We were constantly achieving new heights, discovering new things, coming up with new ideas.
Well I think I know why everything is dismal these days!
The invention of Mr. Coffee!
Now maybe you are having a little problem figuring out the connection .. but think about it! We now "drip" our coffee rather than "perk it"! I even went to www.dictionary.com to check out my hypothesis and here is my finding:
drip: an unattractive, boring, or colorless person
perk: to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner
I'm telling ya ...... we need to revolt and dig out those old percolators and our problems would be over!