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Was worried about this trip for days -- couldn't take the car -- terrible traffic all the way there -- a gang of jerks blocking my way and the bus had just left -- tried to run and maybe sprained my ACL -- in tons of pain and obviously missed the bus -- hurting and ready to sob -- am annoyed and just want to curl up with some hot _____ .


What could I want to drink?


EDIT: Tags added post-solve. Great work @Stiv!

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Right now, you'd really appreciate some:

RUM PUNCH

Why? Well, notice that the story conceals:

The surnames of successive US Presidents:

Was worried about this trip FOR Days - couldn't take the CAR - TERrible traffic all the way theRE - A GANg of jerks blocking my way and the BUS Had just left - tried to run and maybe sprained my ACL - IN TONs of pain and obviously missed the BUS - Hurting and ready to sOB - AM Annoyed and just want to curl up with some hot _____ .

The solution therefore requires us to:

Make use of the name of the next successive US President, Trump. How? Well, the last letter of hot is 'T' - we need to follow this with something beginning 'RUMP', hence RUM PUNCH.

The title provides an extra clue:

It conceals the name of another US President: The WorsT AFTernoon.

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  • $\begingroup$ Exactly right! Perfect explanation. Check coming soon. $\endgroup$ – TwoBitOperation Jan 29 at 13:52

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