|See the frog?|
One of my all time favorite cups which probably ended up at one of the jobs I left was given to me from a boyfriend Mark, in college. I don't have it any more unfortunately. I was going off to do an internship in another city two hours away from my college. This was the first of its kind at the college. Twelve full-time credits and in our Communications Department this had never been done before. I had to sublet my room out and leave my boyfriend. I was given a cup by my boyfriend and we both weren't sure if our relationship would survive the internship distance. The cup had a woman leaving for work and a man, apparently her husband was standing at the door with a baby in one hand and a basket of laundry at his feet. The saying said, "It used to be it was a man's world and a woman stayed at home. They can kiss that shit goodbye." I laughed about this as in the eighties this was a very forward thinking man who could buy this for his girlfriend.
That was an interesting time in my life. I left for four months. I sublet my room out for the semester as I had four roommates and I had to keep up my end of the rent in order to return. I rented my room out to one of Mark's co-workers at Long John Silvers named Eileen. The whole thing turned into this weird awkward return after four months in which she became one of my roommates by moving into a different room. Everyone was walking on eggshells when I returned. I could just "feel" it but didn't know what it was. The only graduate student of us all, Jill, pulled me aside and told me that my boyfriend was now Eileen's boyfriend. So while I was gone, my boyfriend made himself right at home in the same apartment, in the same room, just with a different girl. Funny thing was I wasn't even mad. The right thing to do was to be happy for them. Everyone thought I would be insanely pissed off. They ended up getting married and have two children.
The coffee cups are filled with stories not just coffee. Each cup has a meaning or an event tied to it. If your cups don't then they probably should be pitched and you need to find at least one that does. They are in abundance at flea markets and yard sales. I never have found a cup about officiating. Perhaps there is a market to be had in this. Maybe one that had stripes would sell really well. It could say, "It used to be it was a coach's world and everyone else did what they said. They can kiss that shit goodbye!"
|When I grow up, I want to be a Referee|
|My personal favorite!|