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How to make a man happy

April 23rd, 2007 at 09:15 am

Yeah, well, I know that would make him happy too, but we're talking about something else here....

We're talking CAFFEINE!!!

Yes, in addition to his little alcohol fetish, my husband has become a coffee freak of late. He says it's my fault because I "made" him go to Starbucks in Times Square last fall and I "made" him get a grande mocha -- even though I personally don't drink mocha or any type of coffee for that matter. Now he has to have a coffee or two every day.

As we all know, though, that can get expensive and we are trying to pay off the debt here so Starbucks twice a day is just not going to happen.

Instead, my husband has been scoring his caffeine from the free dispenser at work. (At least he says it's free. For all I know, he's been stealing it in a fit of caffeine-induced insanity.)

But what to do on the weekends? Ummmm.... Perhaps make coffee at home????

The problem is that we don't have a coffee maker -- at least my husband didn't think we did. So last night he asked me to find a used coffee maker when our neighborhood holds its community garage sale in June. (An annual rite of passage each summer in the suburbs, followed immediately thereafter by "Big Trash Pick-Up Day.")

I, however, did one better than that. I climbed up to the tallest shelf in the kitchen and dug way back behind all the unused kitchen gadgets. Lo and behold what did I find but a two-cup coffee maker that I have owned since my days as a single girl living large in the big city.

Oh, but wait, we have no coffee filters for the cute little coffee maker.... Once again, I did some digging around where no woman dared to tread in at least a decade or two and found the filters as well. (OK, actually, I made my husband dig those up, but I did tell him where to find them....)

So you think all this would have landed me a big kiss or at least a "Thank you, honey, you're GREAT!"

Not even!

Instead, the caffeine fiend ran out the door as fast as he could and sprinted to the nearest grocery store in search of coffee beans.

This morning I walked in the front door after my run and was greeted by the smell of freshly made coffee. And, oh yeah, a very happy husband. To think I didn't even have to put out.....

10 Responses to “How to make a man happy”

  1. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Baahahaha, thanks for the great entry! Being a coffee fiend myself and having raised two sons to be the same, I can definitely relate to your husband's viewpoint in this. Few things are better than a cup of fresh coffee. It just doesn't get much better...

  2. fairy74 Says:

    hysterical entry! Mainly because I could be your husband's twin at times....

  3. Compulsive Debtor Says:

    Wow! You look like George Clooney in green knee highs and biking pants too! Who would have thought my husband would have a doppelganger????

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Is there a picture? If so, I don't see it.

    Anyways, yeah... I was thinking that too, but sure, I'll settle for Caffeine. Big Grin
    (Actually, except in the occasional tea, I've sworn off of caffeine. I was once addicted to Mountain Dew. Not addicted per se, but that if I didn't have my regular dose, I would literally get sharp headaches. When I realized that it was happening, that's when I went cold turkey. Just because I hate having any substance having that much control over me.... Except sushi and steak. That's still OK in my book. Big Grin)

  5. Compulsive Debtor Says:

    No picture. That would squash my anonymity -- or at least my husband's anonymity.

    The one thing I am addicted to is Tazo black ice tea slightly sweetened. I buy it bottled and occasionally at Starbucks. I'm out of the bottled kind and can't buy anymore until Friday due to my grocery money being gone for this pay period. I had a box of Tazo tea bags and a bottle of the sweetner they use at Starbucks, so I thought I'd make some today. But the tea bags have turned up missing. I called George Clooney in Green Knee Highs to see if he had moved them. He is mysteriously not answering his cell phone. I wouldn't be surprised if he stole the tea bags and is now locked in his office mainlining caffeine.

  6. robex Says:

    Okay...that was hysterical! We only drink decaf at our house, but I can relate because I used to have a pepsi addiction.


  7. Ima saver Says:

    Thank goodness we both stick to water!!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    I always thought the way to make a man happy was to give him a great big lasagna. All these years, I've been wrong...no wait a minute, my DH doesn't drink coffee. Must still be right, then.

  9. The husband Says:

    For the record, the green socks were thermal socks I put on because my feet were cold. Yes, I was wearing shorts, but I fully intended to remove the socks before leaving the house.
    When George Clooney starts wearing glasses and showing his age, then maybe there will be a resemblance.
    And finally, coffee AND sex are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they'd be mind-blowing together.

  10. baselle Says:

    The husband - just like the Squeeze song, "Black Coffee in Bed". Dates me, I know.

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