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Topic: Coffee IS Life (7 msgs / 253 lines)
1) From: J.W.Bullfrog
*A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to 
visit their old university professor. The
conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the ***kitchen and 
returned with a large pot of coffee and an ****assortment of cups - 
porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain-looking, some expensive, 
and some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.**
**After all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:**
**"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, 
leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you 
to want only the best for yourselves, that is the ****source of your 
problems and stress.**
**“Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the ****coffee. In 
most cases, it’s just more expensive and in some cases even hides what 
we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you 
consciously went for the best cups…and then began eyeing each other's 
cups.**
**“Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money and 
position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold ****and 
contain life, and the type of cup we have does not ****define nor change 
the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by ****concentrating only on the 
cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us."**
-- 
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers 
exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will 
instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more 
bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

2) From: Sandy Andina
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I'm heading out to Costco to by a s**tload of paper cups.
On Jul 25, 2006, at 9:47 AM, J.W.Bullfrog wrote:
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Sandy
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I'm heading out to Costco to by =
a s**tload of paper cups.
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J.W.Bullfrog wrote:
*A group of alumni, highly established in their = careers, got together to visit their old university professor. = Theconversation soon turned into = complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his = guests coffee, the professor went to the ***kitchen and returned with a = large pot of coffee and an ****assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, = glass, crystal, some plain-looking, some expensive, and some exquisite - = telling them to help themselves to the coffee.** **After = all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor = said:** **"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive = cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is = but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the = ****source of your problems and stress.** **“Be = assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the ****coffee. In most = cases, it’s just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we = drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you = consciously went for the best cups…and then began eyeing each other's = cups.** **“Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and the = jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to = hold ****and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not = ****define nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by = ****concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has = provided us."** -- There is = a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the = Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be = replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is = another theory which states that this has already happened. homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-71--551815470--

3) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Sandy Andina wrote:
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:-D
I sent this to John Abott and he gave me the proper CSA answer of 'thats 
crazy talk, of course it does'
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There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers 
exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will 
instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more 
bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

4) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
J.W.Bullfrog wrote:
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Lots of room to quibble with this metaphor.
To say that "the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee" may be true 
in a very narrow sense, but the coffee /*experience */can be greatly 
enhanced or depleted by the nature of the container.
And if we're going to have affection for material objects, why limit it 
to a fleeting few swallows of liquid, when the mug gets used over and over?
The article brings to mind  a statement by Rudyard Kipling: /"A woman is 
only a woman, but a good cigar is a Smoke."/
Dave S.
And what's with all the "****" ?

5) From: Angelo
Nice story, but I find that I have one or two 
cups in which the coffee always tastes better...I 
walk out of coffee houses who serve their espresso in paper cups....
A+
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6) From: Larry English
Life isn't just the coffee - it's also the cup, the cupper, the history, th=
e
anticipation.
The professor may have missed a whole lot of life, I fear.
But he probably does enjoy his coffee ...
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7) From: David B. Westebbe
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