Riches: second best coffee press

I broke the glass on our cafetiere / coffee press this morning.

You’re rich when you react to the breaking of the glass by saying, “Never mind – we’ll get some new glass.”

You’re really rich when you can add, “And in the meantime, we’ll use our second-best best coffee press.”

We live near the top of a vast, thousands-of-years-in-the-making pyramid of social and economic development that makes possible not simply the glass, steel, plastic and design knowledge required for the minutiae of our daily lives but the sheer abundance of these which allows us to use things that were once so scarce and precious for something as trivial as a coffee pot.

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