I have to take issue with something.
Dave Ramsey... love him. usually.
But, today... I got an email from him (not because we're personal friends but because we've paid to take his FPU class)... and he had the NERVE to say that coffee is not a necessity. it is a luxury.
I'm contemplating my open letter to him. Something like this...
Although I appreciate all that you have done in your life and ministry, I have to take issue with one point. Coffee is not a luxury. How can I ask my husband to extend a special line item in our budget for Starbucks when you continue to claim that it is a luxury? Let me educate you on the value of my daily Starbucks ....
First of all, it is research... when I get the necessary funds, I plan to open my own coffee shop, and it is vital to my financial peace that I complete the research needed for a successful coffee shop.
Secondly, ... have you SEEN me in the morning when I don't have it? Do you work beside me? No... you haven't. And believe me, you don't want to.
Third, coffee improves my mental performance. If I am to succeed in partnership with my husband and our financial peace... in your class... it is vital to maintain a sharp mental capacity. vital!
Fourth, it's healthy. I know that you are not an MD...and perhaps the people on WEB MD are not either. But, the recent studies on WEB MD state that having six cups or more of coffee each day slashed men's risks of type 2 diabetes by 54% and women's 30% over those non java drinkers. It is imperitive to my costs in health insurance that I partake in at least 6 cups a day. Imperitive. do you hear me?
Dave, now I know that you are a very smart individual. I realize that you must have made a mistake. As a matter of fact, my husband, who never disagrees with you on anything... replied to my email this morning after I forwarded yours to him. He said, very simply...
Dave doesn't know what he's talking about
He's just boof spouting off
You can have all the coffee you want, I promise.
So, Dave, you are mistaken. You must have been temporarily out of your mind to even suggest that coffee is a luxury and not a necessity. TERRIBLY MISTAKEN.