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People who 'cradle' their coffee mugs,

and cereal bowls in ads look like idiotic douchebags. Who DOES this???? Why do they feel the need to use two hands?

by Anonymousreply 26507/11/2016

Molly Shannon did a good imitation of that type of person on Conan about 10 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 109/21/2013

I am a loving Christian ( former Jew) . I cradle my coffee cup, as I cradle my husband's shriveled cock, before I blow that old, wizened geezer.

by Anonymousreply 209/21/2013

It's hard to whimsically cross the screen in a douche commercial unless you have both hands on the mug. Everyone knows that!

by Anonymousreply 309/21/2013

Fascinating thread, OP.

by Anonymousreply 409/21/2013

OP, those of us who weigh less than 400lbs sometimes get cold hands and like to warm them on our mugs.

by Anonymousreply 509/21/2013

Fuck off, OP.

by Anonymousreply 609/21/2013

I've seen Barbra do it!

by Anonymousreply 709/21/2013

If this is the worst of your concerns, consider yourself darn lucky, buster, consider yourself darn lucky.

by Anonymousreply 809/21/2013

Yes, OP. It's usually the sort of twats who cradle their "Greek Shittables" yogurt cartons while sitting in their window seats with their feet up on it, looking smugly dazed in the morning light at the prospect of another satisfying lady shit, with a Persian cat curled around their feet.

You know. That type.

by Anonymousreply 909/21/2013

Lots of people do it in the fall and winter to warm up their hands. What's so strange about that?

by Anonymousreply 1009/21/2013

It's too casual. And who drinks out of mugs anyway?

by Anonymousreply 1109/21/2013

A beaker for you, dear, I'll save my Royal Doulton with hand painted periwinkles for my more coordinated guests...

by Anonymousreply 1209/21/2013

Pretty empty life you lead there OP.

by Anonymousreply 1309/21/2013

R11 I do.

by Anonymousreply 1409/21/2013

R11 has nothing but paper cups, paper plates and plastic forks and spoons in his kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 1509/21/2013

[quote]who drinks out of mugs anyway?

Henri -- moi aussi.

by Anonymousreply 1609/21/2013

They are alcoholics and need a drink – they got the shakes!

by Anonymousreply 1709/21/2013

Mugs are symptomatic of American crassness.

by Anonymousreply 1809/21/2013

r11 slurps his coffee directly out of the pot.

by Anonymousreply 1909/21/2013

Cradling the mug is stupid, because if one pours fresh hot coffee into a mug, it gets way too hot on the outside of the mug to hold like that!

by Anonymousreply 2009/21/2013

R6 -- Jerry Jewel?

by Anonymousreply 2109/21/2013

No woman in my family ever did that. My mother served coffee and tea with cups and saucers. I never saw it in real life until I went to college, one day there was a student who weighted about 90 lbs sitting on a stool, she was feigning interest in the chit-chat around her, but was holding onto her mug with both hands and hovered over it as if it were the only source of warmth in the building. I got the distinct feeling she was doing it because she wanted to look like a heroine from a romantic comedy.

by Anonymousreply 2209/21/2013

This is the only way to hold a mug

by Anonymousreply 2309/21/2013

That's how I begin every morning, OP. And then, I dial my phone using a pencil.

by Anonymousreply 2409/21/2013

OMG, remember 'Cup Hands Here Comes Cadbury's'?

The best one was with the little kids, but that's not online. This one will have to do. It'll make you feel all cosy and autumnal.

by Anonymousreply 2509/21/2013

OP, Let's face it, you're jealous of the mug -- you've hot nothing hot or warm on the inside and are desperate to be held like that.

At least the $18 saved you the hourly rate of a therapist.

You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 2609/22/2013

Mugs are now declasse? What is the socially acceptable hot beverage holder in that case?

by Anonymousreply 2709/22/2013

I agree with the OP. It is stupid to cradle a mug with both hands.

It projects an affectation, a neediness, an insecurity - just like smokers who always have to be handling a cigarette.

by Anonymousreply 2809/22/2013

R28, see R26. Such nastiness over the cup makes you the classic psychoanalyst in need of therapy.

by Anonymousreply 2909/22/2013

Yeah, R29 is right. R28 is a crazy, misinformed fuck.

by Anonymousreply 3009/22/2013

R9, My cat is not Persian

by Anonymousreply 3109/22/2013

Jealous of the coffee mug....

Oh, so true...

Well done R26.

by Anonymousreply 3209/22/2013

[quote]Who DOES this????

Women in TV commercials. (A Venn diagram would reveal a near exact overlap with the women in other commercials who go about sniffing laundry all day.)

Women who "like to curl up with a good book!"

Women who voice the words "have a nice glass of wine!" as though those words carried great weight and meaning.

by Anonymousreply 3309/22/2013

Lisa "Stay" Whatsername Loeb is the patron saint of coffee cup cradlers.

by Anonymousreply 3409/22/2013

Ha ha, -r9-. PRECISELY!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3509/22/2013

This isn't AT ALL about 'mugs vs. cups', morons -- it's about the stupid need to 'cradle' one's precious coffee or tea. It looks stupid and -r9- captured it, spot ON!

by Anonymousreply 3609/22/2013

Just enjoyed a mug of pumpkin spice flavored coffee on this first day of autumn. So comforting and cozy!

by Anonymousreply 3709/22/2013

How about cradlers who slurp? That nearly makes me homicidal.

by Anonymousreply 3809/22/2013

Smug mug-huggers really make me wanna murder them. Or at least mug them.

by Anonymousreply 3909/22/2013

How about cradlers who slurp while gazing into the distance?

by Anonymousreply 4009/22/2013

Slurpers, die.

by Anonymousreply 4109/22/2013

I thought of you all while I lovingly cradled my coffee mug this morning.

by Anonymousreply 4209/22/2013

I don't like espresso because you can't really cradle those little cups.

by Anonymousreply 4309/22/2013

People who cradle while describing a mixture of overpriced teas and spices like it's some magical brew make me want to hurt them. The tea wasn't brewed at Hogwarts, chill out.

by Anonymousreply 4409/22/2013

I have a friend like this. There are few things she likes more than curling up with a sweater, a good book, and a cradleable mug of coffee. She's known to love fires in fireplaces and any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in her fall food. She adores pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 4509/22/2013

The bigger the mug the better.

by Anonymousreply 4609/22/2013

Wow, talk about pointless bitchery...

by Anonymousreply 4709/22/2013

We're not quite 50 posts in an the bitches about the mug-cradling read more and more as if no one has ever dared to cuddle them.

Looks like my theory proved true.

by Anonymousreply 4809/22/2013

They cradle their shit in a mug like it's a kitten or something.

by Anonymousreply 4909/22/2013

My guess is that they'd stop cradling if the mug slipped and they burned their precious pingo! Ay-yi-yi-iiiiiiiiii!

by Anonymousreply 5009/22/2013

[quote]Mugs are now declasse? What is the socially acceptable hot beverage holder in that case?

A cup.

by Anonymousreply 5109/22/2013

I feel like I saw tons of promo shots of Andie McDowell cradling a mug of a hot liquid in Crystal Cove or Cranberry Cove, whatever her new show is.

by Anonymousreply 5209/22/2013

But R51, what about the size issue?

by Anonymousreply 5309/22/2013

R53 Nature did not intend slurping. Slobs invented slurping.

by Anonymousreply 5409/22/2013

This thread is why I love the DL!

by Anonymousreply 5509/22/2013

Women who cradle their coffee mugs give the impression they've suffered a miscarriage

by Anonymousreply 5609/22/2013

Are these the same women who wear the sleeves of their sweaters pulled down halfway over their hands?

by Anonymousreply 5709/22/2013

Is the mark of the FRAU!

by Anonymousreply 5809/22/2013

If it's cold outside and my hands are really cold, and *I* am really cold, I'll 'cradle' with two hands to try and warm up. Once warm, I can't imagine why I'd do that.

by Anonymousreply 5909/22/2013

I like the feeling of the heat or cold in my hands. But now that I know that somewhere OP is having a full blown stroke over such an action, I plan to cradle every liquid I come into contact with until he dies.

by Anonymousreply 6009/22/2013

R57 Yes. It's supposed to make them look waifish and petit and like they have a head cold.

I don't use a mug. I have a large cup and teapot combo.

by Anonymousreply 6109/22/2013

-r59- maybe to look like someone 'cool' in a catalog?

by Anonymousreply 6209/22/2013

What's more obnoxious: people who cradle coffee mugs or people who obsess over something so minor?

by Anonymousreply 6309/22/2013

A Google Images search of "woman drinking search" produced this as the first image.

by Anonymousreply 6409/22/2013

Not about the mug cradling per se but about the travel mug, the refillable mug, the paper cup of hot liquid, the bottle of water or latest fad liquid that people carry around like a pacifier. It's one of the surefire ways to spot a North American tourist abroad where natives consume their drink of choice in a civilized manner sitting or standing in a bistro or cafe before they proceed on their way.

But I digress.

by Anonymousreply 6509/22/2013

[quote]I have a friend like this. There are few things she likes more than curling up with a sweater, a good book, and a cradleable mug of coffee. She's known to love fires in fireplaces and any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in her fall food. She adores pumpkin pie.

Did your friend used to work with me, R45? My co-worker said that her mother was cold, distant, & emotionally abusive. This poor woman craves COZY! to an almost desperate degree & I've always thought that might be due to her lack of affection & comforting cuddling as a baby & child.

by Anonymousreply 6609/22/2013

This big warm mug of camomile tea is making me forget all about the fetus I just flushed away!

by Anonymousreply 6709/22/2013

How else am I to properly reminisce over my summer fling in Paris with Jean Luc?

by Anonymousreply 6809/22/2013

Mind your own fucking business, you cunt!

by Anonymousreply 6909/22/2013

Quite true, R65. So many Americans seem obsessed with downing liquids at all times, or at the least carrying about with them big ass bottles of liquids for that purpose. Fat Americans are the worst, toting water bottles proportional to their own jumbo size. They can't comprehend how someone could so much as cross the street or wipe his ass unarmed for "hydration."

by Anonymousreply 7009/22/2013

Don't forget adult sippy cups, R70.

by Anonymousreply 7109/22/2013

I love nothing more than cradling a wee acorn filled with hot chocolate. It keeps my belly warm during the harsh winter nights.

by Anonymousreply 7209/22/2013

They obviously MUST be drinking Sanka decaffeinated coffee!

by Anonymousreply 7309/22/2013

I just adore a nice big mug of High Point Coffee!

by Anonymousreply 7409/22/2013

R10 is the sort of wannabe anorexic who screeches when people see her hugging a hot mug of cocoa-mocha-caramel-whip-sprinkle-bubble-tea as whipped cream drips from her little mustaches,


by Anonymousreply 7509/22/2013

And I have Raynaud's Syndrome!!!

by Anonymousreply 7609/22/2013

A new guy at work tried to start up a 'let's bully the gay guy' thing, lots of little nasty quips at my expense, one of which was bizarrely about my coffee mug being camp. No fucking idea why.

Came into work one day 2 weeks ago and all the coffee mugs had been replaced with pink mugs with sparkly unicorns and "does this mug make me look gay" printed on the side. Seems the rest of the office didn't like the gay bullying vibe and had paid for new mugs for everyone.

No idea if the mugs have been cradled, cupped, hugged or otherwise, I just like my coworkers a lot right now.

by Anonymousreply 7709/22/2013

That's so sweet, R77. I want to cradle your co-workers.

by Anonymousreply 7809/22/2013

... and 'cradlers' invariably have ugly, clubby, chapped-looking fingers. So ugly.

by Anonymousreply 7909/22/2013

Why isn't he being fired? File a complaint. Two more and he's fucked.

by Anonymousreply 8009/22/2013

This is a CLASSIC Julia Roberts move. She is an accomplished actress!

Typically wearing a well-word cardigan while stroking her mug.

by Anonymousreply 8109/22/2013

^^ Oops, meant to type "well-worn" but that works too.

by Anonymousreply 8209/22/2013

What's on a coffee cradlers iPod?

by Anonymousreply 8309/22/2013

R80 My boss came and spoke to me about it, she'd heard him making a couple of barbed comments, but I told her I'd stick it out unless it got worse. Everything he said could be construed as a joke and would be very hard to prove otherwise. Since the mugs incident I think he's cottoned on that the rest of the staff are *not* with him and the fact that my boss noticed without me saying anything means he won't get away with anything.

He'll be going back to South Africa in a year anyway so not a problem.

by Anonymousreply 8409/22/2013

I have greatly enjoyed this mug cradling hate thread.

But what I hate more is people who cannot stir in their mug without making all the clinking noises. Im working on banning real silverware from my office, only plastic spoons allowed. Fuck going green!

by Anonymousreply 8509/22/2013

I wonder how the gender breakdown would look if we did an actual survey on the question.

by Anonymousreply 8609/22/2013

These kinds of threads are like magnets for anti-social types.

by Anonymousreply 8709/22/2013

Coffee. Fresh, rich and deep in flavor. Coffee hot and dark----a whole lot of coffee.

Have it!

Coffee that warms and pleases your life a little---and for the time of a cupful, makes it that much enjoyable.

This is today’s SANKA coffee, it is meant to be enjoyed a lot. Have more, have a whole day of it! Only the richest coffee beans go into it---only the caffeine comes out of it! But you can’t taste the caffeine in any cup of coffee.

Have it right into the night, today’s SANKA coffee, still remarkably 97% caffeine-free!

It comes in instant and ground. So soothing and relaxing! Have a WHOLE DAY OF IT!

Sanka coffee. You deserve it.


by Anonymousreply 8809/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 8909/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 9009/22/2013

Wow OP. You have nothing better to worry about?

by Anonymousreply 9109/22/2013

[quote]These kinds of threads are like magnets for anti-social types.

r87 knows this because she is anti-social and she is posting on this thread!

by Anonymousreply 9209/22/2013

You have to kind of shrug your shoulders too when you cradle your mug. There is a technique to it.

by Anonymousreply 9309/22/2013

Mmmmm. Coffee....

by Anonymousreply 9409/22/2013

R94, that obviously was part of two girls and a cup.

by Anonymousreply 9509/22/2013

When cradling goes wrong (Hugh Jackman is WHAT?):

by Anonymousreply 9609/22/2013

I liked R96

by Anonymousreply 9709/22/2013

Perfect, r94

by Anonymousreply 9809/22/2013

Brrr, it's cold....

by Anonymousreply 9909/22/2013

Sleeves and cradle

by Anonymousreply 10009/22/2013

Nice, R100. Extra points for oversized sweater and pensive look.

by Anonymousreply 10109/22/2013

Cradling a coffee cup has nothing on laughing alone with salad.

by Anonymousreply 10209/22/2013

Bosom clutch, and such a pretty face.

by Anonymousreply 10309/22/2013

Over 100 replies on cradling a coffee mug. I think this thread could become legendary.

by Anonymousreply 10409/22/2013

I'm a professional, you hater.

by Anonymousreply 10509/22/2013

Well, this thread took a turn for the better.

More pictures, please.

by Anonymousreply 10609/22/2013

R103, that's a naughty cradler. She's got more than Plath on her mind.

by Anonymousreply 10709/22/2013

A classic beauty and a cradler

by Anonymousreply 10809/22/2013

I just can't imagine living a life where seeing something like this would even register with me, much less bother me enough to pay $18 to bitch about it.

by Anonymousreply 10909/22/2013

Oh, I should have read past the first page. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 11009/22/2013

When a legend cradles (minus points for paper cup):

by Anonymousreply 11109/22/2013

Man cradler.

by Anonymousreply 11209/22/2013

Metrosexual cradler.

by Anonymousreply 11309/22/2013

Tea cup cradler

by Anonymousreply 11409/22/2013

And the rest of the lot

by Anonymousreply 11509/22/2013

Tsk1 Tsk! It's not classic cradling if it doesn't involve two hands around the cup. Some of the pictures being posted of classic cradling are making me want to come unglued. STUPID LOOKING! Why is it so pervasive? What is the fucking POINT!?

by Anonymousreply 11609/22/2013

It just makes me want to barf.

by Anonymousreply 11709/22/2013

It's a psychological crutch, OP.

by Anonymousreply 11809/22/2013

[quote]I just can't imagine living a life where seeing something like this would even register with me, much less bother me enough to pay $18 to bitch about it.

I must agree, even though there's some amusing shit in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 11909/22/2013

Who says the OP registered just to talk about this?

by Anonymousreply 12009/22/2013

r102, Im glad you posted that. I bet people who cradle coffee mugs make up 99% of those who use "veggies" for vegetables when they talk. They need those mugs slapped out their hands immediately!

by Anonymousreply 12109/22/2013

Uh oh, R121 would hate me.

by Anonymousreply 12209/23/2013

Btw, I don't understand some of you people complaining about the mugs -- wtf else would someone drink coffee/tea/hot chocolate out of, if not a mug?

by Anonymousreply 12309/23/2013

R123, a cup.

by Anonymousreply 12409/23/2013

R121 Same ones who use "yummy" as an adjective. God, I hate that.

by Anonymousreply 12509/23/2013

I'm the OP. I've been registered on DL for YEARS. This is the first time I've gone public with my roiling, seething, overwhelming hatred of 'cradlers'. It was time. And I'd like to thank those who have stood by me, posted pictures of the hideous practice and basically affirmed me with their 'cradling' hatred, too. I'm a better person for this. Thank you. (Sobbing . . . )

by Anonymousreply 12609/23/2013

[quote]Yes, OP. It's usually the sort of twats who cradle their "Greek Shittables" yogurt cartons while sitting in their window seats with their feet up on it, looking smugly dazed in the morning light at the prospect of another satisfying lady shit, with a Persian cat curled around their feet.

[quote]You know. That type.

It's all Carole King's fault!

by Anonymousreply 12709/23/2013

Franco cradling in the cowl neck was taking it too far.

It's way too fucked up, even for this thread.

Stop it. Please close this thread down now.

by Anonymousreply 12809/23/2013

Actresses in tv and movies love doing the cup cradle. Just like when they play pregnant women they always walk around with their hand resting on the baby bump.

by Anonymousreply 12909/23/2013

[quote]even though there's some amusing shit in this thread.

Not really, unless you find late-stage dementia amusing.

by Anonymousreply 13009/23/2013

-r129- You are so-ooooo right. And there could be a whole other thread on the horrible term 'baby bump'. So stupid and annoying!

by Anonymousreply 13109/23/2013

I HATE "veggies" and "yummy" too, R121 R102 R125.

by Anonymousreply 13209/23/2013

OMG! My heart goes out! I'm cradling as I type!

by Anonymousreply 13309/23/2013

Someone's getting ready to curl up with a good book and cradle a big warm mug!

by Anonymousreply 13409/23/2013

omg r134, kill it with fire!

by Anonymousreply 13509/23/2013

I hope the cat knocks that ugly-ass mug over onto that ugly-ass sofa. We'll see if there's any 'cradling' THEN!!!! Bwahahahahahahaha!

by Anonymousreply 13609/23/2013

Cup and mug cradlers are the same fine folks who 'pair' wine with food. Full of CRAP.

by Anonymousreply 13709/23/2013

So toasty warm!

by Anonymousreply 13809/23/2013

Even a career woman has time to cradle her coffee during her busy day!

by Anonymousreply 13909/23/2013

Advanced cradling technique.

by Anonymousreply 14009/23/2013

Vertically fetal cradler. The worst kind.

by Anonymousreply 14109/23/2013

OMFG @ R140's pic!

by Anonymousreply 14209/23/2013

Wtf is the difference between a cup and a mug?

by Anonymousreply 14309/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 14409/23/2013

Is it strongly suggested that cradlers play Natalie Merchant's "Thank You" in the background as they bask in the comfort and support a warm mug giveth?

It wouldn't seem like that would top the cradling playlist and she would be the doyenne of the cradling community.

by Anonymousreply 14509/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 14609/23/2013

Sarah McLaughlin "In the Arms of an Angel" is good for post-miscarriage coffee cradling.

by Anonymousreply 14709/23/2013

r147 That also works for middle-aged cradlers after their first born leaves for college. Particularly on a rainy afternoon and preferably sitting in the spawn's bedroom, surrounded by stuffed animals and cheerleading trophies.

by Anonymousreply 14809/23/2013

Sorry, I'm not going to drink my coffee out of a delicate little teacup. If it bothers you then MYOB.

by Anonymousreply 14909/23/2013

Oversize cable knit sweaters are de rigueur when cradling your coffee. They make the whole experience extra cozy.

by Anonymousreply 15009/23/2013

big, ugly, chapped-looking man hands (on women) seem to be part of this whole cradling thing, too!

by Anonymousreply 15109/23/2013

Is it truly cradling if there's no window with promising sunlight beaming in, symbolizing hope? What if one cradles at night, or under fluorescents?

Is this actual cradling or just a bastardized version?

These are really important questions.

by Anonymousreply 15209/23/2013

Mug cradling is usually done with contemplative indie folk music playing softly in the background.

by Anonymousreply 15309/23/2013

Marry me R140.

by Anonymousreply 15409/23/2013

Breakfast nooks were made for coffee cup cradling.

by Anonymousreply 15509/23/2013

And to think I was thisclose to swearing off DL for good, not really, I have no life, but you must admit it has been pretty boring here of late. And then, this magical thread comes onto the scene. Thank you, OP, rarely have I seen a thread so strangely random and yet oddly specific. As soon as I read your original post the image of a woman in an oversized sweater cradling a hot cup of coffee entered my brain and I have been laughing ever since. Thanks, OP!

by Anonymousreply 15609/23/2013

... and to think: This thread isn't even salacious.

by Anonymousreply 15709/23/2013

-r152- I do think proper cradling does involve looking out a window, wistfully. There are just so many awful components to this cradling crap. It's mind-boggling as well as completely stupid-looking.

by Anonymousreply 15809/23/2013

Edgier, 90s-era cradlers often opt for some Enya, although the crass arrangements can often interrupt the introspection and melancholy synonymous with cradling.

Widowed, 70s-era cradlers often put "Because the Night" on a loop for their cradling accompaniment. The schmaltzier ones who's kids did not enroll in state schools prefer Carole King's "So Far Away."

The 80s were a bad time for cradling, as no music - which is integral to a genuine cradling experience - was well suited (Suzanne Vega being the exception). In many ways, the cradling movement was a result of the slew of bad coffee commercials in the 1980s and, of course, "Thirtysomething." For that, we'll always be grateful.

Also, cradling is most effectively enjoyed during the fifth and seventh day of menstruation, preferably with a tampon string hanging a quarter-inch outside the left labial fold. Anything less is far too formal and anything more is just whorish.

by Anonymousreply 15909/23/2013

This woman is going apple picking and leaf peeping after she finishes her delicious pumpkin spice coffee.

by Anonymousreply 16009/23/2013

There's something lesbianic about these cradlers. Not in the Subaru-driving, farmer's tan, Rotweiller way, but more the "I ate out my roommate in college after two Piña Colladas and can't get it out of my head" way.

It's as if they're overcompensating for the snatch taste in their mouth and any residual guilt by appearing hauntingly vulnerable, delicate and feminine. No real muff diver would ever cradle. Unless it's a Foster's oil can.

by Anonymousreply 16109/23/2013

no -161- She's looking forward to massive, caffeine-induced DUMP!

by Anonymousreply 16209/23/2013

Do these cradlers exist in real life or are they a fictional creation of advertising executives, gay stylists, and photographers all of whom are likely male?

Just wondering.

by Anonymousreply 16309/23/2013

I love when people always eat fast food burgers with two hands like they're so formidable. Please. The real burgers are never that big and stuffed full of toppings.

by Anonymousreply 16409/23/2013

I can honestly say that never in *real life* have I seen anyone -- male or female -- cradle their coffee, cocoa, tea, whatever. It's made-up ad agency bullshit! And I hate it!

by Anonymousreply 16509/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 16609/23/2013

I realize no one wants to know, but I cradle my drink because i have tremors. Trying to use one hand with a mug or cup just makes it more noticeable.

Other than that, the pictures and perception of the big sweatered dreamy eyed frau is excellent and silly. But advertising isn't known for it's subtlety.

by Anonymousreply 16709/23/2013

I actually have Raynaud's Syndrome. It's a weird circulatory condition that causes coldness and slight numbness in the fingers and toes. My fingertips sometimes turn the color of chicken fat from it. It's odd because it can be unpredictable. I tend to get it when it's colder, but not always. Sometimes I've gotten it when it's 60 out. I do use my coffee cup as a warming device, but I'm not really conscious of how I hold it when I do.

by Anonymousreply 16809/23/2013

R57, that is hilarious!

I want to hurt women who pull their sweaters and shirts way down to cover their hands as an affection and trendy way to look what they think is 'hip'.

It is so stupid.

Sam (Kelly Monaco) does this on General Hospital.

They look like pea brains.

by Anonymousreply 16909/23/2013

R169, I thought they were actually making sweaters and other tops with sleeves that are too long ON PURPOSE, i.e., no pulling down needed.

by Anonymousreply 17009/23/2013

People who 'cradle' because of circulatory and/or nerve problems, like a couple previous posters, are exempt from the ridicule. We're talking here about pure affectation in ads, etc. The sweater-sleeve aspect is equally cringe-worthy. It just keeps getting worse. Do people in other countries DO THIS!?

by Anonymousreply 17109/23/2013

One the R.A.'s in my dorm freshman year was an incorrigible sweater-sleeve-tugger mug hugger. At floor meetings she'd always be cradling a cup.

by Anonymousreply 17209/23/2013

I work with a woman who does that. She comes into work wearing the least ammount of clothes that she can get away with then complains that she is cold and cuddles up with her coffee mug all morning.

Makes feel all stabby.

by Anonymousreply 17309/23/2013

A Yankee Candle burning nearby adds to the ambience in the breakfast nook.

by Anonymousreply 17409/23/2013

"I can just imagine sitting here having a morning cup of coffee!"

by Anonymousreply 17509/23/2013

Gee, where else am I going to store my "morning Joe"?





by Anonymousreply 17609/23/2013

R172, I bet in the lounge of your dorm she elected to sit on the floor too, right? Legs curled close to her chest, her huge sweater stretched over her knees. That chick was in my dorm too, only it was 1991. She was a Fräulein then, she's surely a Frau today.

by Anonymousreply 17709/23/2013

Most excellent coffee commercial (featuring woman who giggles winsomely as she cradles.)

by Anonymousreply 17809/23/2013

OK people, I think we've all had enough of you discovering Google Images for the first time and dragging your loot to this thread. It is not amusing anymore.


by Anonymousreply 17909/23/2013

r179 = cradling her coffee barefoot and counting the crow's feet.

by Anonymousreply 18009/23/2013

OP, my butt cheeks cradle your coffee.

by Anonymousreply 18109/23/2013

R179 needs a nice warm mug of Swiss Miss to cradle.

by Anonymousreply 18209/23/2013

the reason people cradle their bowls and mugs is the equivalent to why dogs bite anyone trying to touch their food bowls while they're eating. It's animal instinct. Of course, humans are capable of critical thinking and the reason humans "guard" their food is usually because they came from an environment where they felt the need to protect their food from others. Perhaps they came from a big family where there was not quite enough to satisfy their hunger or perhaps they came from an environment where there was a lot of arguing and fighting going on and they felt the need to protect what they had or used the little they had as a way to feel comfort. It's no mystery and there's a reason why they are in "protect" mode.

by Anonymousreply 18309/23/2013

R66, I cannot stand people who over-emphasize being 'cozy' and crave cozy, like your co-worker.

It is repellent and off-putting.

by Anonymousreply 18409/23/2013

My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?

by Anonymousreply 18509/23/2013

Here's one for the ladies. Apparently oversize sweaters are de rigueur but panties are optional.

by Anonymousreply 18609/23/2013

Ava Gardner to therapist: Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen.

Therapist (cradling her mug) And how does that make you feel?

by Anonymousreply 18709/23/2013

These women who deliberately wear their sweaters with long sleeves covering their hands grab onto the long sleeves with their fingers as they are wearing it - and hold on as if a security blanket.

They have the same psychological dimension of people who hold onto to their coffee/tea mugs with both handles.

Insecure people who feel uncomfortable in the world.

by Anonymousreply 18809/23/2013

both hands - not both handles

by Anonymousreply 18909/23/2013

I nurse a scotch. It does dry out the nipples though.

by Anonymousreply 19009/24/2013

well thank you, -r183-. Now go back to working on your dissertation.

by Anonymousreply 19109/24/2013

Oh hell, hilarious thread!

by Anonymousreply 19209/24/2013

r178, that ad is terrifically terrible.

by Anonymousreply 19309/24/2013

[quote]My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?

They don't always do, not even in sitcoms, soaps, and kitchen sink dramas, and from my observations it's only occasionally, even infrequently heard. Same for a cup of coffee.

Brits and Americans are in the same guilty boat, however, in making "a nice glass of wine" an almost standard code for "glass of wine". Which makes me wish for a great trans-Atlantic smack to wipe the smug innuendo out of the lot of them. It's more a chick thing, of course, and the Brits are less shy about changing up "nice glass" as "nice bottle".

I have a sister-in-law who likes a nice box of wine every day, though the euphemism, in her case, is "nice glass of wine". Were she a bit younger (and less addled by all that fucking wine), she would have been a (nice) coffee cup cradler with wet sweater sleeves.

by Anonymousreply 19409/24/2013

Meg Ryan circa 1995 is the patron saint of sweater sleeve pullers everywhere. She perfected the practice while cocking her head and mulling quizzically over life's sheer unpredictability. I'm sure she cradled too although that image is not seared on my brain quite so much.

by Anonymousreply 19509/24/2013

[quote]My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?

I'm guilty of this. Sorry. But it's one of the few truly twee Britishisms that are left in this land of ours, so I think a lot of us hang on to it. It's reassuring, but you won't find us cradling our mugs or cups. The only cradling you see here is coffee or Lemsip adverts- or, yes, in a soap when a woman has had a traumatic experience. Usually with wet eyes, straggly hair and a lot of dramatic pauses.

But well done for the excellent thread, OP.

*hugs a cushion whilst eating ice cream from the tub like a fat cow*

by Anonymousreply 19609/24/2013

R185 -- I take that invitation as "shorthand" meaning, "Let's have a nice visit over a cup of tea." You're being too literal.

However, if you want a Not Nice cup of tea, try that awful trendy rooibos (bush) tea - ugh!

by Anonymousreply 19709/24/2013

Lipton, Twinings, any of those North American brands are 'not nice' cups of tea, really anything other than PG Tips or Fortnum & Mason.

by Anonymousreply 19809/24/2013

I've been cradling my tea mug with fierce purpose these past few days, and chuckling in your general direction, DL.

by Anonymousreply 19909/24/2013

PG Tips has actually made be throw up. Twice. I started a thread about it a couple of years ago. It was probably the tannins in it. Anyway, a couple of posters said it was "common" tea for chavs.

by Anonymousreply 20009/24/2013

R198 Liptons was founded in Glasgow, Scotland by Thomas Lipton, a Scottish grocer who set up his own tea plantations and Twinings was founded in Andover, England by Thomas Twining, an English merchant.

R200 PG Tips isn't a chav tea, it's just standard tea, like Tetleys or Typhoo. There's no right or wrong tea, just personal taste.

by Anonymousreply 20109/24/2013

I don't mind when people cradle their coffee mugs, but it drives me nuts when they finger the rim of the mug with one hand while holding in the other hand.

by Anonymousreply 20209/24/2013

In the '80s, before Starbucks was a big deal in California, I was in an acting program with this gaudy rich girl. She'd drive up in her BMW and hop out with lattes for herself and her two special friends. The building was freezing in the morning, so the three of them would shuffle around the hallways, lattes cradled in their hands, muttering in their shakiest baby voices "Caffe latte... Caffe latte..."

It was horrible back then. But it's kind of funny to do it now, with my partner in our own kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 20309/24/2013

I cradle my coffee mug, I laugh out loud when I eat salad alone, and the only way I will eat yogurt is sitting sideways in an armchair and kicking my feet in the air joyfully.


by Anonymousreply 20409/24/2013

What about when the mug itself is wearing a sweater?

What then!!!

by Anonymousreply 20509/24/2013

Cradle me again!

by Anonymousreply 20609/24/2013

You really are a cunt, Julie.

by Anonymousreply 20709/24/2013

That dumb girl in that 8 O'Clock coffee commercial who slurps her coffee before going into a job interview cradles her mug! I'm glad she lost the job!

by Anonymousreply 20809/24/2013

I cradle one-handed so I can hear the ocean without a shell!

by Anonymousreply 20909/24/2013

There was a cradling-your-coffee joke on Dads (the new FOX show) tonight. Yeah, I don't know why I was watching.

Brenda Song says to Giovanni Ribisi: "Stop holding you coffee like that -- it looks like you're in a bone loss drug commercial."

by Anonymousreply 21009/24/2013

Cradle all of your food with the Buddha bowl:

by Anonymousreply 21109/24/2013

Is it wrong that I reallllly want one of those Buddha Bowls?

by Anonymousreply 21209/24/2013

I've always wanted a Buddha bowl too. It's making me worry I might be a stage 1 cradler.

by Anonymousreply 21309/24/2013

No, 212, but it's wrong to pay $28 for it.

by Anonymousreply 21409/24/2013

Is it gauche to cuddle syrup?

by Anonymousreply 21509/24/2013

Haven't seen this in MY country

by Anonymousreply 21609/24/2013

I prefer the tea pot/cup combo.

by Anonymousreply 21709/25/2013

I cradled a huge mug of Swiss Miss last night in honor of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 21809/25/2013

I just saw this commercial and thought of this thread (@:17):

by Anonymousreply 21909/25/2013

People who do that (cradle their drinks) look like hamsters at their water bottles. It's really stupid looking.

by Anonymousreply 22009/25/2013

What about people put their cats in cradle ?

by Anonymousreply 22109/25/2013

Indoor scarf wearing, sweater sleeve pulling, cup cradlers unite in coziness!

by Anonymousreply 22209/25/2013

Do coffee cradlers ever give their mugs butterfly kisses?

by Anonymousreply 22309/25/2013

In commercials, it gives the model something to do with her hands.

The over-sized mug craze of the 90s made mug hugging mandatory as you were holding earthenware plus a pint of latte.

At work, mug hugging prevents hand fluttering when talking.

by Anonymousreply 22409/25/2013

Mug hugging is a way of covering their tits.

by Anonymousreply 22509/25/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 22609/30/2013

[quote]A major rule of going into a job interview is not to eat/drink anything that will make your breath smell. Also, you don't want to have to pee.

"We'd hire you, but you reek of macchiato and you peed on my good chair."

by Anonymousreply 22709/30/2013

Andie MacDowell on the Hallmark Channel's worldwide smash hit Cedar Grove.

by Anonymousreply 22809/30/2013

I can't wait until Christmas time. I'll be curled up under the tree getting all nostalgic about my childhood. Back then the whole family would gather by the fire and sing carols. We cared so much about each other. Sometimes we would venture out into the wood while the snow gently fell down on us. We always knew we could look forward to the warmth and love that our family would provide once we returned to the hearth.

It was like Currier & Ives, Martha Stewart, and Thomas Kinkaid all rolled up into One. Good times.

by Anonymousreply 22909/30/2013

Very sweet [r229]

by Anonymousreply 23009/30/2013

I'm also peeved by the way Mary Louise Parker was always sucking down on her iced latte on 'Weeds'. I had to stop watching after the third season because I couldn't stand it any more. The constant sucking on that damn straw like there was some kind of life force in that cup. It was like a juvenile form of coffee cradling.

by Anonymousreply 23109/30/2013

I hope the Christmas Mouse soon comes out of hibernation to finally settle this important issue.

by Anonymousreply 23209/30/2013

Ha, R231 - I thought exactly the same thing about MLP in Weeds. It was distracting!

by Anonymousreply 23309/30/2013

Great point, R231, R233.

I cannot understand why Jennifer Garner is constantly getting large coffees to go at Starbucks during her daily jaunts outside in Brentwood with her kids as shown in the constant photos at,, and maybe

Can't Jennifer make coffee at home and drink it? Doesn't she have a travel coffee mug to put it in? Doesn't Jennifer have a coffee maker at home with a travel mug?

On the other hand, maybe I read that she or Ben have a contract with Starbucks so that would explain the constant run to Starbucks for coffee.

by Anonymousreply 23409/30/2013

People who are constantly sucking on those lattes, fattes, whatever, must have rancid, awful coffee breath.

by Anonymousreply 23509/30/2013

Love that pic of Andie at R228. She's so sexy. Dayum. That show is boring as hell but whoever is director of photography is earning his paycheck. That show is shot fucking BEAUTIFULLY. No lie.

by Anonymousreply 23609/30/2013

These's a nip in the air tonight! Time for coffee cradling!

by Anonymousreply 23710/04/2013

There's a cozy, toasty little special section in Hell for people who cradle their coffee. See if you still feel a 'nip' in the air then, smarty pants!

by Anonymousreply 23810/04/2013

I wish I had a good mug to hug right now.

I would hug it snugly AND smugly!

by Anonymousreply 23910/20/2013

I was -2 C tonight, and I have a terrible cold.

I cradled my mug and felt so much better.

by Anonymousreply 24010/20/2013

Jesus Christ on a Crutch, people -- get a dog to cradle! Or a boyfriend!

by Anonymousreply 24110/20/2013

I cradle my coffee cup for practical reasons. I have an anxiety disorder and cradling it helps keep my hands from shakiing. It's one of my million coping mechanisms.

by Anonymousreply 24210/20/2013

R241, calm the fuck down.

Maybe you're the one who is boyfriend deprived.

You don't cuddle with your loved one when you're sick, coughing and sneezing. If you don't want him to get sick, you respect that.

by Anonymousreply 24310/20/2013

I think we need up distinguish between people who cradle for warmth and those twee people who see cradling as expressing their cozy personality.

by Anonymousreply 24410/20/2013

I'm under my hand woven Angora rabbit throw right now, cradling my Indonesian Kopi Luwak Coffee at 600 dollars a pound it's a steal.

by Anonymousreply 24510/20/2013

-r243- Dork. You fell for it.

by Anonymousreply 24610/20/2013

Or if you're confessing you're a troll, R246, then you're an idiot. And a troll.

That makes you pathetic, perfect for the current DL.

by Anonymousreply 24710/20/2013

Bring on the coffee cradlers. 'tis the season. Brrr-rrrrr! The nights and mornings are chilly. Time for people to start acting silly.

by Anonymousreply 24810/20/2013

Is the Christmas mouse a cradler?

by Anonymousreply 24910/31/2013

I had to stop. I broke too many mugs.

by Anonymousreply 25010/31/2013

Some major coffee mug cradling by Scarlett on Nashville Wednesday night!

by Anonymousreply 25111/01/2013

Had some great cradling moments over Thanksgiving weekend. So comfy cozy!

by Anonymousreply 25212/04/2013

Cradle me AGAIN!!!!

by Anonymousreply 25312/04/2013

I cradled to a crescent moon.

by Anonymousreply 25412/04/2013

I'm guessing half the country will be a-cradlin' to beat the band for the next several days. Send in your best cradlin' shots! Don't forget to pull your sweater sleeves down over your hands! And be sure and sit in a windowseat.

by Anonymousreply 25512/05/2013

A new product revolutionizes mug cradling:

by Anonymousreply 25601/05/2014

Link to full story of the cradler's cup:

by Anonymousreply 25701/05/2014

[R22] nailed it saying that they want to look like a romantic comedy heroine. When I was younger I did it because I wanted to be like Lorelai Gilmore.

by Anonymousreply 25801/08/2014

A warm toasty bump on a cold winter day. Cradle away, cozy friends!

by Anonymousreply 25902/08/2014

I am a smug mug-hugger and I will NOT apologize for that!

by Anonymousreply 26009/21/2015

Anorexic pride: "Oh, I have so little body fat, that I need to be swallowed up by sweaters and cling to my hot drink to keep warm!"

by Anonymousreply 26109/21/2015


by Anonymousreply 26211/05/2015

I'm pissed that I live in tropical climate and do not get to partake in this.

by Anonymousreply 26311/05/2015

[quote]No, r212, but it's wrong to pay $28 for it.

The Buddha Bowl's price has gone up since r211 linked it, as it's now $30.

I can't believe people are buying that damn thing!

by Anonymousreply 26406/02/2016

It's winter in Australia

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