Sunday, September 28, 2008

Morning Coffee: Now with 100% more bat!

Many times I like to grind my coffee and fill the coffee maker with water before we go to bed at night, and just turn it on first thing in the morning.

I probably will not be doing that any more.

The reason I won't be doing that is because I just read this story in the Chicago Tribune. It seems a woman in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prepared her coffee the night before just like I used to. She enjoyed her coffee and went about her business. That night, when she cleaned out her coffee pot, she found a dead bat in the filter. Officials were unable to determine if the bat had rabies because its brain was too thoroughly cooked by the scalding coffee water.

To me, the most surprising thing about this story is that it didn't happen to MizBubs' sister. She lives in Iowa, and has quite the history with bats.


FranIAm said...


Holy crap... a bat?

Jesus on a waffle, what kind of bat-fuckery is that?

Enjoy your shade-grown, organic, fair-trade bat-free brew in the morning.

And now you have teased us - so tell us about MizBubs sister and her bat stories.... Please!

Anonymous said...

We prep our coffee the night before all the time. Well, we did. Ick.

And yes - let's hear the Iowa bat stories.

Beth said...


While in the process of moving several years ago, I bought new drinking glasses and left them soaking in the sink at the new place. When I got back the next morning, my cute new glasses were sharing a bath with a drowned mouse.

Tossed the glasses. Nearly tossed the lease.

Tenacious S said...

Hey, this would be cool if the woman gained the ability to echo locate things from drinking bat brew!

Doc said...

Well Batman has everything else on that flipping utility belt, why not Bat-Coffee?

Franiam- "Jesus on a waffle, what kind of bat-fuckery is that?" I laugh so hard I shot beer from my nose.


SkylersDad said...

That is a bat with serious skills to get inside the coffee pot. I wouldn't be so lucky to just get a bat, I would have an alien or something that erupts from my chest cavity.

lulu said...

I think I speak for all of us when I say "EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!"

Anonymous said...

That woman must use a lot of cream and sugar not to taste bat. Or she was just drinking Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

Gifted Typist said...

Eeks, I thought you were going to say something about oxidized coffee taste but that can't be as bad as bat-shit coffee taste.

Cormac Brown said...

The Iowan Bat Society (or they call us "T.I.B.S!")-

We wuz framed! She said she wanted "Folger's" in her cup and she put our cousin "Foster" in her pot!

Madam Z said...

That reminds me of one of the times I spent the night in a cabin in the woods. I always keep a glass of water by my bed and take sips during the night. When I woke up in the morning I picked up the glass to take one more swallow and saw, in the bottom of the glass, several mouse turds. Much spitting and gagging ensued.

Grant Miller said...

That's totally bat shit.