On the way to a required professional development session, my colleague and I stopped for coffee (me) and Diet Coke (her).

“Gotta have something to keep us awake,” we told each other.

Upon arriving at our destination and settling in, I began looking over the materials, took a sip of my coffee, and—

“Good HEAVENS, that’s sweet!” I spluttered. I haven’t had sugar in my coffee in years, just two creams. Perhaps that’s why the taste was so intense?

And then I saw the tag on the cup.

Friends, and we wonder what is wrong with our country.