Free iced coffee while you wait. And wait.

Yesterday was quite the day for a rail commuter. Dunkin’ Donuts had their free iced coffee promotion, and the timing was perfect. While some franchise locations struggled with lines down the block, the location in the regional rail corridor at 30th street station had it down. They prepared several iced coffees in advance, of both the black and cream and sugar variety. When customers came up for their freebie the staff asked “Cream sugar?” and were met with their cup of choice immediately. Nary a line formed, not even during the evening rush.

Meanwhile, the regional rail lines themselves struggled with major signal problems. All of the trains were delayed, platforms were packed, and once riders were on their trains they were further delayed with stop signals. Commuters might have been very cranky. Dunkin Donuts to the rescue! Free plastic cups of caffeinated goodness kept the grouchies away. Everyone sucked away on their orange and purple straws, building a nice caffeine buzz to help stave off irritation at being stuck in the middle of their ride home. Again.

Even I joined in the fun, which was especially interesting as I never drink coffee. I zipped around the apartment until nearly 10 before realizing I’d yet to eat dinner and came very closing to missing Lost. In the meantime, though, I installed a networking card in an old computer, set up airport wireless, made a chart of potential garden perennials, and researched half of the bathroom contents on the Skin Deep database.

Slightly more productive than I previously was.

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