This afternoon, Sean read Tracey’s guide to coffee drinks for men. After a few uncomfortable moments, he said, “Cara, would you email Tracey and ask if it’s acceptable to stir a little cream into coffee?”
For a heartbeat, I was too puzzled to react. Then I started laughing. “Why don’t you just ask her?” I asked.
“Because if it’s not manly, she’ll know.”
When I could stop laughing, I asked Tracey and she replied:
Manly men MAY put cream in their coffee AFTER they’ve ordered it black. But I don’t really want to witness that myself. I realize all of this is an entirely arbitrary, don’t-ask, don’t-tell coffee/espresso policy.
But if you tell me now that hunky Sean uses soy, well, I will just slit my wrists and be done with it all.
Sean asked, “What’s soy?” so I knew we were all covered.