One of our favorite gifts, which ironically we bought for ourselves and added to the registry after the wedding to guarantee the registry completion discount (Hey, I know how to work the system, don't judge) was our Keurig Coffee Maker. Who knew a sorta coffee drinker could fall in love with this blessed little machine. It makes coffee, tea, hot cocoa, lattes, mocha's all in one cup servings. In one word...it's amazing. Well a few weeks ago while window shopping, hubby and I realize they have a new upgraded Platinum series with FIVE drink sizes, a bigger water tank, and (wait for it....wait for it.....) an iced beverage setting. Um. I have to have it. I tried to make iced coffee with the old one and it was an utter failure. The sneaky wheels started turning as I remember the generosity of Bed Bath and Beyond. We still had the box and all the packaging of the old one....and I'm pretty sure it's been "acting" up lately and probably needs to be taken back, at which point it would only make sense to get this new sweeter version.
Yes folks, I hang my head in shame (with a big fat smile on my face).....we took back our perfectly good coffee maker, told them it was broken, and left with the brand new Platinum beauty. Don't judge. You know you would have done it too.
So we get it home, and here's the best part of this entire rambling story. Apparently, the makers of Keurig coffee pots think the average American coffee drinker is a complete and utter moron. I open the lid and take out the instruction book so I can set everything up...and here is what I found on the front cover.
(For those who can't read the TINY print I will type it our for you.)
1. Carefully remove enclosed literature
(Well hopefully I wasn't to rough with it, because in order to even read this first step I had to open the box...without ANY instruction. The horror.)
2. Slide Brewer packaging out by pulling on plastic bag.
(I'm a rebel. I pulled it out using the Styrofoam. The world did not end.)
Seriously. Wow. Just wow. Did someone out there mess up box opening so badly they felt it necessary to provide, not one but two steps on how to do it correctly?? I shed a tear for America today.