I’m not sure what it is about the Bustache, but he makes me want to buy miniature things.
It’s like I want to shrink down all of the appliances, gadgets, housewares and decor I have in my “real” life, and transport them into my “on-the-go in a Camper Van” life.
Sometimes this works. But, as demonstrated in the case below, I’ve come to realize this philosophy is not all that logical.
I was in Ross the other day, and I saw this:
A miniature French Press! I love me some coffee. And I use this French Press to make me some every morning:
Can you see why I was drawn to it? It is an exact replica of my 18-oz “real” life French Press, but smaller!
AND, it fits oh-so-perfectly in Bustache’s overhead spice-rack storage compartment.
As you can tell, I just had to have it. I purchased the itty-bitty French Press, put it in its perfectly positioned place in the Bustache, and waited anxiously for our next camping trip.
Well, the next camping trip came, and I eagerly pulled out my new coffee press to satiate my customary caffeine craving. I added the grounds, poured in the hot water, and 4 minutes later I was ready to enjoy my daily cup o’ joe.
It wasn’t until this moment that I realized the error in my “mini-me” mentality. This is a picture of me with my favorite coffee mug:
Do you know how many tiny French Press pots you need to make in order to fill this mug up? Three! Three times the work to fill-up my gargantuan cup.
Do you think just because I’m camping I’m going to drink less coffee? Of course not!!! My addiction is real, and it doesn’t go on vacation just because I do. (If anything, I indulge in more!)
So, there you have it. Lesson learned – although the Bustache offers us a chance to escape the day-to-day drudgery of life, he doesn’t allow us to escape reality.