Posted by Southwest Beverages on 9/26/2016
“Jason, I’m really looking forward to our canoe outing this afternoon,”
I started to my new boyfriend as he sat in my kitchen drinking a cup of
Kemosabe french vanilla gourmet coffee. “I never been out on the lake in a
canoe,” I added with excitement in my voice. “I’m looking forward to it.”
“It’s a lot of fun, Joyce,” he replied. “I’ve been going out
on the lake in our family canoe ever since I was a little boy. It’s a great way
to spend a Saturday afternoon, particularly with a lady as lovely as you.”
“How do you like the french vanilla gourmet coffee?” I asked
trying to divert the attention away from me.
“To be honest, Joyce, it’s the best tasting instant coffee I
think I ever had. Strong french vanilla aroma, great taste and full bodied.
Just my kind of coffee.”
“Since you like it so much, I’ll make a thermos to take with
us on the canoe.”
“That sounds perfect,” Jason replied. “Well, if we’re going
canoeing today we had better get started.”
For the next forty-five minutes Jason and I talked and
enjoyed the early autumn scenery as we drove up route 100 to just north of West
Point where Jason’s family had a summer house on Lake Mitchell. Twenty minutes
after we unpacked we were headed to the lake with Jason’s family’s 15 -foot Sun
Dolphin canoe atop our heads and Jason holding the thermos of Kemosabe french
vanilla gourmet coffee. After we placed the canoe in the water Jason gave me a
life vest, a crash course in water safety and instructions on how to get on and
off the canoe. “Please be careful when you first get on the canoe Joyce, it can
be a bit wobbly.”
After Jason placed the bags containing our lunches in the
canoe, he turned to me and said, “Get me the thermos of french vanilla gourmet
coffee and I’ll get on board first. Once I’m in the front of the canoe I’ll steady
it for you to get on.”
“Be careful, Jason,” I stated in a concerned voice as Jason
stepped onto the canoe only to have it begin to rock from size to size.
Just as Jason replied, “Don’t worry, Joyce, I’ve done this a
thousand times,” the canoe began to shake violently from side to side. Dispute
Jason’s efforts to steady the canoe, the canoe tipped to its side forcing Jason
and the thermos of Kemosabe french vanilla gourmet coffee into the water.
To make a long story short, we eventually did canoeing on
the lake that afternoon and had a wonderful time enjoying each other and the
thermos french vanilla gourmet coffee.
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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