As Barb was getting to know David and his family, she was very impressed by how much his parents loved each other.
“They’re so thoughtful,” Barb said. “Why, your dad even brings your mom a cup of hot coffee in bed every morning.”
David nodded. “I know. It’s great.”
After a time, Barb and David were engaged. Barb remarked again on David’s loving parents and how nice it was for his dad to serve his mom coffee in bed each morning. “Hopefully the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree,” she said, and winked.
David smiled. “You won’t be disappointed,” he said. “It runs in the family.”
The couple was soon married, and upon waking on that first morning as David’s wife, Barb woke up expecting to smell the intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Instead, her husband was snoring loudly beside her.
She shook him awake. “How about that coffee?”
“Two creams, one sugar,” he mumbled.
“No, I mean, why aren’t you getting me coffee?” asked Barb. “I thought you said it runs in the family.”
“It does,” replied a groggy David. “And I take after my mom.”