I saw a homeless woman grab an old Starbucks cup out of the trash, take it to the counter and pay 56¢ for a coffee refill, then take it to the condiment bar and put 5 packets of raw sugar into the cup. She then grabbed another handful and proceeded to put all of those packets of raw sugar in her cup. I was still waiting for my drink, and I could see where this was going, so I grabbed two packets of raw sugar before she finished the whole supply, which she eventually did, finish the entire supply of raw sugar into her cup.
Her next move was a little surprising.
She then started on the bin of plain white sugar packets, grabbing three at a time, tearing them open, and emptying them into her cup.
About halfway thorough the bin of sugar I was amazed that she could fit all of that sugar in her cup, but apparently sugar has a low volume when dissolved.
She finished that bin, then eyed the Splenda packets but did not continue.
She walked out not bothering with a lid. I later spotted her sharing her 10,000 calorie coffee with another homeless person.
I salute her ingenuity, but that must have been like drinking from a hummingbird feeder.