Posted by Southwest Beverages on 3/17/2016
“What a terrible day to march in the St. Patrick’s Day
parade,” my high school classmate, Noreen, said to me as I was finishing getting
dressed in my bedroom, referring to the wind swept rain that was forecasted all
day today in Manhattan.
“You girls had better dress warmer than that,” my Mom said
when she popped her head into my bedroom to say hello to Noreen holding a cup
of Kemosabe chocolate irish cream gourmet coffee. “It’s supposed to be only
forty-one degrees at noon. You girls are going to freeze wearing those short skirts.”
“Mom, it’s the school uniform! If we don’t wear our uniform
Sister Joan will crack me on my knuckles with her wooden ruler tomorrow in class.
“Well at least put on some woolen tights and for heaven
sake, pull your shirt down to your knee cap, where its support to be!” Mom
demanded. “I’ll deal with Sister Joan
tomorrow, she stated as she walked away talking another sip of her chocolate
Irish cream gourmet coffee.
Shortly before 11:30 AM Noreen and I arrived at 42nd
Street and Pershing Square in Manhattan. “Noreen, we had better go into
Pershing Square Café and get some coffee to keep warm,” I said, referring to
the fact that, true to the forecast, it was windy, rainy and about
“That coffee your mother was drinking this morning when she
came into your room smelled delicious,” Noreen stated as we stood in line to
order our coffee.
“Actually it was Kemosabe chocolate irish cream gourmet
coffee,” I replied as the line inched forward.
“Do you think they’ll have it here?”
“Of course, this is an Irish owned café. But you know Noreen,
we’ll find out in a minute as we're next in line.
“Do you sell Kemosabe chocolate Irish cream coffee? Noreen politely
asked the coffee barista.
“Why yes young lady,” he replied in a thick Irish accent. “We
must have sold several hundred this morning already.”
“Good then. We’ll have two twenty ounce containers to go.”
“Excellent choice,” he replied. “This chocolate irish cream gourmet
coffee is not only delicious it will keep you warm while you’re at the parade.”
“Speaking of the parade, Noreen, we had better get a move-on
or we will be late for the 11:45 AM meeting time Sister Joan set for us to meet
at Bryant Park.”
“I agree, Susan. The last thing I want today is for Sister
Joan to crack my knuckles because we’re late. Let’s get our gourmet coffee and
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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