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What is the one simple indulgence you could never live without? Would you consider giving it up permanently for any amount of money?

Nobody's going to be surprised if I say "coffee," right?

My grandmother taught me to drink coffee when I was two years old. When she died, last year, the thing I wanted most as a memento was a cup and saucer from her brunch set. I was tempted to ask about the old red percolator, even though I don't like perked coffee very much.

Giving up coffee permanently would be awful for me. But... any amount of money? Seriously? Because, as Han Solo said, I can imagine a lot.

If it were enough to provide me with a condo in either Harvard or Davis Square, with parking for an Austin Healey Mk 1 Sprite, said Sprite (red, please), and an income for the rest of my life (natural lifespan please, none of this hit by a bus next week stuff!) sufficient to keep me fed, and supplied with the usual amenities including hot and cold running Internet, and the whimsical little car kept in good running order, plus entertainment and travel...

THEN I might be willing to give up coffee. And I'd probably be swallowing Vivarin with my breakfast chocolate.

...even coffee ICE CREAM?

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