Before Christmas I received two coffee tumblers one with a Christmas theme and one solid blue color. It was nice that people thought of me.
I received the first one, with the Christmas theme, at a teachers meeting for my program. It had chocolates inside. It was quite thoughtful of the coordinator to give them to all of the teachers in our program.
However, the first time I used it something happened. It is almost like a horror story. I went to the teachers lounge to make a cup of coffee when a fellow teacher, a nice woman, uttered those words that a guy like me does not want to hear. I know this will cause you to wonder how I survived. She said, “that’s cute.” Cute? Ugh. Cute is a word for something one puts the repurposed sodas in aka pumpkin spice lattes, cafe mochas etc. Cute is not a word a coffee purist wants to hear as he is making a cup of dark roast coffee.
To the rescue came one of my students who gave me one that is a simple solid blue.
A simple yet profound coffee mug that is worthy of being filled with dark roast coffee, black with no sugar or creamer. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief for me. I can proudly fill this one with my French Roast coffee that is dark roast. I promise I will never pollute it with cream or sugar. This coffee purist is happy.
What of the Christmas themed one you ask? Good question. It makes for a nice decoration on my desk in a classroom where I teach moms. There it can be appreciated for being “cute”. The moms tend to like cute things in the classroom.
So there you have it, my saga of the coffee mugs. Quite emotional I am sure, but rest assured your favorite coffee purist is okay. I made it out alive. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
26 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Coffee Mugs”
From one coffee purist to another… I can relate! 😉
Coffee brothers 🙂
I used to have the cute one, until I dropped it on the ice next to my bus. Yes it was full. Yes I was sad. Driving in subzero weather without my hot cuppa is not a good way to start the morning. Sigh
You need another mug. Mrs. Barb in her bus with no coffee is not good
That’s the truth!
Nope, cute is not a word normally associated with masculine coffee drinking. If only your teacher friend would have said, “cool!”
Yes cool would have been a much better word choice lol
….the Christmas themed one is pretty “cute” though😉
I get your point though!!
Knowing you think it is cute shows I am correct in letting it sit on my desk as a decoration for the moms in my class to appreciate lol
Yup I concur!!🙂
Lool .. this made me laugh a lot. A nice refreshing read !!
Thank you 🙂
You can always use the Christmas themed one as a Christmas Decoration, or at home where nobody thinks it’s “Cute”. Truthfully, I don’t like that word, either.
I don’t decorate at home being single no need for it because then I would have to take them down. lol
I am Single and I Love Christmas Decorating ❤️. It’s for myself and keeping in the Spirit, plus, keeping a Tradition.
That’s okay there is diversity in God’s family 🙂
Made me laugh! I get it!
Thank you. Glad you laughed 🙂
Your tale had a better ending than a tale of two cities 😆
🙂 thank you lol
This was a fun, little read 😊😊.
I’m glad you got a coffee mug that reflected your aesthetic as a coffee purist 🙌🏾
Thank you 🙂
Do you drink coffee?
Thank you 🙏
I love ❤ this tale. I am glad the you were able to show off your cute coffee cup ☕. 🙂
The cute one will stay on my desk for the moms to enjoy