Scene: Hotel, about 9:30 a.m.
Dramatis Personae: Artist Aunt, Grandmother, and Yours Truly
Me: (putters around and sets up coffee in 4-cup machine)
Aunt: (calls desk to find out about airport shuttle)
Me: (messily throws belongings back in luggage and runs down to donut shop across the street, returning in under 5 minutes)
Grandmother: (appreciates donut)
Aunt: (munches on gluten-free cupcake)
Me: (notices coffee pot) Why's the water clear? I swear I put the coffee in.
Grandmother: Did you pour the water in the top?
Me: . . .Oh.
Grandmother and Aunt: (cackle hysterically)