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Old 08-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #41
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I never thought a coffee cup could cause so much trouble.
Yep, that is why I would use the styrofoam cup. If I break it - no great loss. If I want a cup for the road no great loss. And no one can bludgeon me with it...
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #42
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Yep, that is why I would use the styrofoam cup. If I break it - no great loss. If I want a cup for the road no great loss. And no one can bludgeon me with it...
Ya, I read that article too. Crazy... Who ever thought a woman could kill a man with a coffee cup?
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What article? And why would a woman need a hard cup to kill, if she laced the coffee with cyanide?
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Did anyone read how Europeans are drinking less coffee? In WSJ this morning
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #46
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Did anyone read how Europeans are drinking less coffee? In WSJ this morning
Does that mean the price of coffee will go back down? The last rise in the price of coffee was blamed on the 10% increase of coffee imports by China, which equated to a 30% increase in the price...
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What article? And why would a woman need a hard cup to kill, if she laced the coffee with cyanide?
It was in the newspaper this week. A 70 year old lady bludgeoned her I think 80 year old husband to death with a coffee cup. This lady also serves as a US Open tennis tournament referee. My guess is she wont make bail in time to serve in this capacity at this years Open.
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I never realized cups or coffee were the point...now I know.
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I never thought an analogy about material desires and coffee cups could cause so much trouble on a forum about financialo independence and early retirement.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:00 AM   #49
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Yep, that is why I would use the styrofoam cup. If I break it - no great loss. If I want a cup for the road no great loss. And no one can bludgeon me with it...
But then the environmentalists will get after you! Styrofoam has some problems in that regard, I think.

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Yea, I never got the impression that anyone was missing the analogy/metaphor, some of just thought it was a poor fit.

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