The Jesus Cup and Me
The particular coffee cup know as the esteemed "Jesus Cup" in our household belongs to my wife. I don't know where it came from but from the looks of it and the fact that we do not frequent so called religious stores of any sort, it probably was purchased at a dollar store in California, most likely Anaheim, California. My wife adores this cup for some reason. I mean, it is not her favorite coffee cup or mug but it is up there way up there. I think it was replaced by the Waffle House mug we purchased locally as we moved to Georgia roughly 20 months ago.
Now don't get me wrong, the Waffle House mug does not hold a revered place in her heart because she loves the Waffle House. Quite the contrary, she and I agree wholeheartedly that the Waffle House diners might be the worst eateries every created if not in the world at least in the United States. We absolutely despise just about everything about them and especially their God awful food. No, the reason she love that Waffle House mug is the absolutely perfect shape of it. Unlike the stark simple lines of the Jesus Cup, the WH mug has curves. It slightly swoops out at the top forming a nice round surface for your lips to rest against and the base is similarly shaped. Along with an overall more dense build and stout shape it is heads and shoulders above the Jesus Cup in terms of it's design value. It's build keeps your coffee warmer longer and it feels so comforting in your hand. And that shape makes the drinking experience just plain lovely.
Prior to the Waffle House cup she absolutely adored the Jesus cup. For the longest time I thought that it was because she is somewhat religious and believes in God but come to find out that it was really her favorite cup because of it's "cupness" not the image of Jesus on it. Now that didn't stop me from commandeering the cup. I took special glee in taking it and bringing it to work just so she would get annoyed. Plus displaying the Jesus Cup to my fellow employees despite the fact that I do not and have never believed in a god of any sort is my admittedly immature way of being ironic, of making fun of religion and the Christian faith in general.
You might of figured out by now that I can be sort of an asshole. Not in a big way but I do possess that kind of bitter older guy assholeness some of the time. In the end, I now pretty much own this Jesus Cup and I love it. Jesus and I are best coffee buddies.