I ordered two coffees from Dunkin Donuts this morning: a large and an extra-large, both with double cream and double sugar. I watched the girl behind the counter pour a quarter-cup of half-and-half into both cups, then put eight heaping teaspoons of sugar into the large.
Wow, I thought. That’s a lot of sugar.
Then she put ten heaping teaspoons of sugar into the extra-large cup.
The extra-large, of course, was mine. Yes, there was still room for coffee in the cup, but a comment from a co-worker who likened my beverage to a “coffee milkshake” got me wondering if I could convince the Dunkin Donuts/Baskin-Robbins down the street to put three scoops of vanilla ice cream into an extra-large cup and then top it off with coffee.
Or I could just stop drinking coffee altogether.