The Coffee Maker

barks between beagles,“What are you doing?”

“Looking online for a coffee maker.”

“But we don’t drink coffee.”

“Look, here’s one of those Keurigs!”

“We don’t drink coffee.”

“Look at all these coffees: Green Mountain, Starbucks, Wolfgang Puck’s, Emeril’s –

– “We” –

– “Tully’s, Caribou” –

– “don’t” –

– “Barista Prima” –

– “drink coffee!”

“Newman’s Own Organic.”

“As in Paul Newman?”


“Have you had his salad dressing? Should’ve stuck to acting.”

“Ol’ Butch Cassidy’s making coffee now.”

“I wonder if he roasted the beans himself.”

“Oh, yeah, right. Sure he did.”

“You know the difference between Paul Newman and us?”

“Besides the fact that he’s dead?”

“Well, yeah, but when he was alive, the difference was he drank coffee. And we don’t!”

“What color should we get? White, black, stainless?”

“Oh, I don’t know. Do they have one with the corners already chewed up like everything else around here?”

“I don’t like your tone. Hey, this one makes espresso, too.”

“Hmmm. Espresso, you say?”

“Yes. It’s a combination coffee maker slash espresso machine.”

“Let me see that.”

“Aren’t you going to say we don’t drink espresso?”

“We could start! Espresso is so much cooler than coffee.”

“Now you’re seeing it my way!”

“Stainless or black?”


“I’m thinking stainless.”


“Let’s compromise. White.”

“Okay, you win. Stainless.”

“Click. Done. There’s a sucker born every minute.”

“Did Paul Newman say that?”

“PT Barnum.”

“Circus dude?”


“I love the circus.”

“Me, too. You know what else I think I’m going to love?”



About Ginger & MaryAnn

Ginger and MaryAnn are two sister-beagles of a certain age who blog each Tuesday about their life. Mostly, they eat, sleep and blog. Occasionally, they're tormented by MacGyver, a good-for-nothing alley cat. They're dogs, after all, so their attention spans are...

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