Monday, March 21, 2011

Riddle me this

My first week in Sydney I stayed with Mrs Woog in her beautiful guest suite. I had read on her blog about how her husband would deliver to her coffee in bed. How thrilled was I when, upon waking my first morning in Sydney, a steaming flat white was brought to my bedside by young Harry. This contined each morning I was there.

This week we are staying with the equally lovely Eden in the apartment above her garage. And this morning, her son Max appeared at the foot of the stairs with two steaming lattes.

Wow.

Seriously?

What I want to know is this. Is this something that all Australian males are taught to do from a young age? Because if that is the case, I'm absolutely staying in the country. With or without a visa.



Make mine extra hot, please


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41 comments:

  1. WOW. Well trained.
    Kidnap Master Woog?

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  2. I can only speak for my husband, but yes he does this. I love that is dad taught all his sons to.

    Although with babies this has fallen from the radar for now.

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  3. My partner missed this memo. I shall train my son. He'll make someone a fantastic husband one day if I have my way!

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  4. My dad does it for my mum sometimes... I like the no visa option, I'm considering it myself ;)

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  5. wow. I am so coming to Australia.

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  6. Ummm NO. Which is why I'm single.

    And, try as I might, I simply cannot train/bribe my teenage sons to do this either.

    Maybe it's just me. Boo hoooooo.

    xo

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  7. Mine is really good at putting the toilet seat back down - but, no. I've never had coffee delivered to me in bed :-(
    xxxCate
    PS: so lovely to meet you at abc!!

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  8. WOW!!! What else can the sun tanned gorgeous Australian men do to please a woman??
    I need to visit this country (by myself, of course!)

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  9. Not once, in 24 years, has he ever done this for me. He has sent me to bed when I have a migraine or when I'm so tired I can't stand up, but I've never had a coffee brought to me in bed. I can actually count the number of times he's made me a coffee on one hand...actually I lied I don't think he's ever made me a coffee.

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  10. My dear husband fetches me coffee from my favourite cafe every Sat & Sun morning, but not on weekdays.

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  11. @ Simony - will research thoroughly and get back to you. Thanks for the brilliant assignment.

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  12. No way, young Aussie men aka boys, yes, Aussie blokes? No. Just no. Mrs Woog has a very well trained husband!
    I can't even get Mr Black to change the dunny roll!

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  13. No. My husband has never even MADE me coffee. I'd settle for him picking up a drink from my favourite coffee place on the weekends like Corinne's hubby but he doesn't do that either. Mrs Woog certainly does have one well trained man!

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  14. Stop bursting my bubble, ladies. I'm already filling out the paperwork for a 457.

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  15. I've always said someone could win my love by bringing a good coffee every day. So much better than flowers.

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  16. On weekends I get a hot chocolate (from McCafe) in bed- so I consider myself very, very lucky!

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  17. Can't say I get mine in bed, but I do get a coffee made for me most mornings. Aussie men rock!

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  18. My son, who is 10, does this for me on weekends and school holidays. I have no idea why, because his father didn't do it. But he does it, and even though the coffee isn't as nice as if I'd make it, I love it. And I'm sure he'll make others very happy one day.

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  19. I'm no expert, but I think you have missed the unsaid words that the drink is supposed to imply...

    "Christ Sheila, are you still in bed? Here, get this down your neck and then get your fat arse downstairs and make me some breakfast - I've been up four hours shearing sheep, and I could eat a rabid Platypus - no worries!"

    Now, there is a possibility that some people could misread some bijou racial stereotyping in this comment, but I think I got away with it ... ;-p

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  20. This totally happens at my place. Aussie boys rock. Now put your paperwork in!

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  21. Yes. Absolutely yes #lyingthroughteeth

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  22. You know, I actually think that many many of them are trained in barista skills from a very young age... x

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  23. Nah, sorry, mine makes me a black tea then scrubs the house from top to bottom.
    Before doing the shopping and cooking delish meals.
    Sorry to burst your bubble....

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  24. Mine did once. It was the day after we bought our third baby home from hospital. He's never done it again. Shame... he does make a good coffee.

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  25. Ah, the favorable responses are gaining momentum. I like this trend. Let's see if we can keep it going.

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  26. I am training my sons. They are beginning to understand that Mummy don't function without coffee. Soon the barrista training will begin...

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  27. Oooh, so spoiled, I love that! The pic cracked me up. Enjoying your tales of your trip and glad you are having a wonderful time!

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  28. Great photo. I am not a coffee drinker, but my hubby has been known to hide a bag of hersey kisses under my pillow!

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  29. I need to start retraining my hubs immediately!

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  30. Is this something I have to do to pass the Ozzie immigration test? Cos I make a mean hot chocolate. Do I need to put that on my CV?

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  31. I always did Tea and Toast with Vegemite for Cate.

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  32. Hmmm, no coffee *or tea, since that's my tipple* but I do get a good morning kiss every morning.

    I love this idea and think all Mama's of boys should instigate training measures ASAP!

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  33. Never heard of this before. And that's probably why I have never had a cup of tea or coffee in my life! I ended up marrying a Northern Irishman!

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  34. I would be okay with tea and toast. Or chocolate. Honestly, not that hard to please.

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  35. Oh dear, I'm laughing too hard at Glen's comment to formulate anything sensible myself.

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  36. Don't drink coffee, just tea, as you know. And no, no steaming cuppa brought to my bedside. My brother does give his wife a a coffee in bed each morning, though.

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  37. Oh I would love a hot cuppa in bed but it only happens very rarely but much appreciated. Got to train the boys.

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  38. I think Glen hit the nail on the head for most Aussie blokes this is probably spot on. :-)

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  39. I get coffee and a hot breakfast cooked for me on weekends PLUS the toilet seat is always down, he washes the clothes when I'm swamped and the other day he scrubbed the kitchen from top to bottom because I was so exhausted but he knew my OCD meant I would get out the scrubbing brush as soon as I walked in there!
    But I am particularly spoilt rotten with an amazing husband! They aren't all like this, some cook dinner too! lol

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  40. @ Mummy Hat - Damn. {quietly impressed}

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  41. Mr Duyvken makes me coffee when I wake up on the weekends and my dad always made tea and toast for my mum every morning. They might like the world to think they're rugged fellas but they do like to care of their women :-)

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