ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Single Coffee Drinker, Single Cup Coffee Maker, 30 Coffee Cups

Updated on November 7, 2011

As I emptied the dishwasher this morning, putting away the single coffee cup that my husband used for his Sunday morning breakfast, I realized that we have a lot of coffee cups. As I put his "ECU Dad" purple and gold cup among the others in the cabinet, I stopped and thought, "Why do we have so many coffee cups?" I quickly pulled them all out of the cabinet and took inventory. Wow, we have stock piled 30 coffee cups!

Maybe that's not a lot to others, but it is a lot to me. I'm not a collector. I keep my house in order and throw things away regularly. Aside from being compulsively neat, we're a military family. When you move a lot, you tend to get rid of things.

A few years ago, I bought my husband a Keurig single cup coffee maker because my husband and I are the only ones left at home. He is the only one who drinks coffee. He was repeatedly complaining about wasting coffee because he'd make a pot but only drink one cup of coffee a morning. When our daughter occasionally comes to visit, she may have a cup of coffee. Do we really need 30 coffee cups to have a cup of coffee???


The truth of the matter is that my husband is a souvenir cup collector - but not by choice. You see, he is very difficult to buy for so the kids and I have found the easiest gift to give him is a new coffee cup.

We have cups from: The Michigan UP, New York, Chicago, Disney World, and Cruise Lines.

We have 8 coffee cups from our children's universities exclaiming that "Our money and our child go to . . . ."

We have an assortment of coffee cups that claim that our children's father is the "Best Dad in the World."

And we have our daughter's skull mug. However, once she realizes that she left it here, she will quickly reclaim one of her prized possessions (She's an anthropologist who loves bones!).

Well, I don't think I'll be getting rid of my husband's coffee cups. At least I can hide them in the cabinet. The ceramic fish collection that he tried to start when we went to Mexico several years ago would have been a bit more conspicuous.

Hopefully, he will never notice my shot glass collection. I'm only up to 15.

Hmmmm??????? He has coffee cups. I have shot glasses. Gotta love our respective ways of taking the edge off life.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)