There's a new Dunkin' Donuts shop opening up about a mile from my house. That will be the 4th one within 5 miles. It's a doughnut shop, but I think of it as a coffee shop because my wife sends me out for coffee every Saturday and Sunday morning. There are Starbucks in the area too, but she says it's too strong for her. I did a free association this morning which ended up bringing me to mind of my father. He died nearly ten years ago. He was a traveling salesman so we only ever saw him on weekends. I suppose they had takeout coffee back then too, but he didn't drink it. Saturday and Sunday he would take me to the diner nearby and we wouid sit on the stools at the counter. When we ate as a family, we always sat in booths. As a result, I equate sitting at the counter with these manly early morning outings. He would order a cup of coffee for himself and a glass of milk for me. Any coffee that spilled into his saucer was mine and he would pour it into my milk. I guess I just never realized how sloppy my father was with his coffee, even though he was never sloppy at any other time. It's not Father's day, but why wait? What were your father's shortcomings?