If Only Bentley Made Travel Mugs!
Having spent the past 2 weeks in the Boss’ Maserati, I am back on my way to work once again in my good old German wheels. Until 2 months ago, it took me just 20 minutes’ door to door to get to work but now thanks to the Highways Department, its taking me nearly an hour. The roadworks are going to last 54 weeks…. Why can’t they just say “Sorry folks, a year of traffic jams and hell beckons – of which you will see people actually working behind the orange cones for 4 weeks in total!??? It’s frustrating and I am having a wee bit of a rant.
There is no way around the chaos they are causing as I have checked every alternative route which are all equally jammed up. Out of pure desperation to alleviate some of the boredom I have started to take a mug of coffee with me on my tedious journey to my desk. So far I have chucked 3 of the “travel mugs??? in the bin, hence my rant!
If Bentley made a travel mug it would
- Not drip coffee down my white shirt
- Keep my coffee hot for an hour
- I could actually open the thing on the move without needing the muscles of Atlas or needing to turn into an octopus
- I could drink from it without the lid sticking up my nose or needing a mouth the size of Julia Roberts
- It would fit in a standard car cup holder.
- It would be dish washer friendly.
- It would look stylish
- I could hold it without needing hands the size of a gorilla.
You would think that creating a cup like that would be easy wouldn’t you. When Bentley decided to enter the SUV market and created their rather fabulous Bentley Bentayga, they sat down and thought about it long and hard. They knew that being a Bentley it had to go like stink (top speed of 187mph with a 0-60 of just 4 seconds – which beats most sports cars) and they knew it had to look stunning. Mission accomplished.
However, Bentley didn’t stop there, they knew that the owner of this luxury vehicle would want to be cocooned in a world of refined indulgence with all the modern bells and whistles that you would expect from a Bentley, so they created a vehicle so opulent that even the seats are more comfortable than most people’s sofas. But they didn’t stop there, oh no!
Bentley wanted to make sure that their SUV not only trumped the premium German, Japanese and Swedish offerings for comfort, power and style but also that it was the most capable SUV on the market. Now, hard as it may be to imagine a Bentley owner driving up a muddy hill, or sprinting through snow drifts in a controlled manner, that is what the team from Crewe ensured their car could do. They wanted to make sure that it out muddied, out towed and out chilled the competition and tested their vehicles in the most extreme conditions around the globe to ensure that it was equal to any challenge thrown at it.
While I am not actually expecting the manufacturers of the humble travel mug to go to these extreme lengths to create their coffee mugs, you would think that my simple, 8 point wish list was not beyond them. Whilst most of the ones which I have sent to the big black bin bag have looked good, they all had flaws, so I have made it a personal mission to find a decent, stylish mug, which keeps my coffee warm, does not drip down my shirt, fits in my car’s pretty standard sized cup holder and can be washed easily so I can refill it for the return journey. If anyone out there has a recommendation, I’d be over the moon to hear it. In the meantime, I have just ordered another 3 different types from www.amazon.co.uk to help me survive the traffic chaos on my way to the office. I will keep you posted on my research.