Hi! I’m your cup holder. Welcome to my world. A world where I am useful to people from all walks of life and, serve the purpose of holding your drinks while you work. My life is anything but drab. I help people to avoid spilling their drinks. I make sure that important things like attending to writing, reading and working on your computer are made possible by my presence without you having to forego your morning drink.
For those of you who have trudged to your workplace after getting a drink, you may feel the need to have your drink while you open your mail. If I am there at your desk, you can do this without major effort while you drive away the morning blues with a cup of strong coffee.
And for those who have their coffee while driving, I am there by your side in the car to help you out. My advice is: don’t drink while you are driving. But, when “hands free” mobiles are the order of the day, why can’t hands free drinking be out of place. After all you have the luxury of having me in the car.
My day starts early and ends late at night. Sometimes, it extends throughout the night as well. Talk about round the clock service and 24/7 utility. You may drop your breakfast on to the desk or your seat. But, not coffee! Because, I am there to hold your cup so that you don’t spill your coffee.
You don’t have to invest a lot to get me to your service. Nor am I cheap. You’d probably get me for the price of two movie tickets. Isn’t that a good deal? Instead of taking your sweetheart to the movie, you can get to buy me. And what more than having me to do your bidding throughout my tenure.
Old soldiers don’t die. They fade away. It is the same with me. I get replaced with younger substitutes and am recycled to become something else. Sometimes, people hold on to me for old times’ sake.
Next time you see me somewhere, pat me on the back for all that I do to help you in your daily life. Don’t you think I deserve an occasional thank you? After all, I’m your friendly cup holder that is dispensable yet indispensable. Now, isn’t that something?