I was in the local Timmy’s at lunch, enjoying its usual glacially slow service and incompetent staff (all Timmys are NOT created equal), and lo, mine eyes didst fall upon an object of great wonder. They’ve got all their seasonal crap out now, and new this year is a teapot. For $9.95, it’s a two-cupper, shaped like a traditional Timmy’s mug, but with a handle, spout, and lid (natch). And for some reason, I WANT ONE. I have no idea why. I have two teapots. A two-cup teapot would only yield one Tinkerbell mug of tea. The top is too wide to use my steeper. And yet… Covet! (I’d post a picture, but it’s not on their web site yet, and when I tried to Google it I got lost reading a mile-long argument amongst snooty people on how to make the perfect cup of tea and whether or not the milk goes in the cup first, and I don’t have that kind of time to waste today.)
In other news, the Hot Smoothee is an abomination. Seriously, who thought this was a good idea? I don’t even know what high-end Starbucks-type drink it’s supposed to mimic. Additionally, (scroll down a tad on that page), the flavour shots? Seriously, Timmys, who are you kidding? You’re not Starbucks. Or Second Cup. Or Timothy’s. Or anyone snooty. You’re Timmys. We accept that your coffee isn’t even all that good. We don’t care. We like you the way you are. (I’d like you even better if you had Smile Cookies all year round, but I digress…)
PS. What crack-smoking monkey did you get to design your web site???