With all the fast-moving worldwide events and pressures going on these days, how about a soothing break in routine with a FREE cup of coffee --- favorite beverage (at least during work hours) of editors --- today, tomorrow or Saturday at a number of locations around the nation, poses Grumpy Editor.
It’s all part of Saturday’s National Coffee Day 2012.
Take your choice of with or without caffeine.
Getting a jump on the official day are participating McDonald’s Restaurants that will be passing out free small cups of coffee today and the rest of this week.
Joining in one day ahead of the official National Coffee Day are participating 7-Elevens tomorrow. The outlets will serve free 20-ounce cups of coffee from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Then on Saturday, others join in marking National Coffee Day, including:
Participating Krispy Kreme outlets with free 12-ounce cups of the classic American beverage. Of course, the 75-year-old retailer will try to lure visitors to munch on one of its sweet treats.
Don’t drink coffee and still want to celebrate?
Well, Saturday also is Confucius Day, observing the philosopher born in China in 551 B.C.
So drop by a Chinese restaurant and pick up a fortune cookie.
See what your future holds.
Maybe with a little tea.