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updated tue 18 apr 00


Cindy Strnad on mon 17 apr 00


Maybe I don't speak for everyone, but I think I speak for most of us who
have posted regarding the price of coffee vs. the price of mugs. It's not
that the coffee isn't worth the price paid. If the customer likes it and is
willing to pay the price, and it does the job it's intended to do (ie:
provide a few moments of pleasure), then I'd have to say it's worth the

I really believe the intended message was, "Hey, think about this, now.
Don't you deserve a decent mug for that coffee, and isn't it well worth the
price, too? Why would you be satisfied to drink top-quality coffee from a
poor quality (aesthetically speaking) mug? Get the total experience. Get the

Slightly tongue-in-cheek, maybe, but you get the picture. I do hate for
someone to feel insulted when I did not intend any insult. It's more
upsetting than *trying* to insult someone when they just don't get it.

Cindy Strnad
Earthen Vessels Pottery
RR 1, Box 51
Custer, SD 57730