R and L are locked in a routine. They wake up at the same time every morning, go to school/work, come home exhausted, eat something, watch t.v., and go to sleep. Even sex has become a routine- they make love either before they go to sleep or after they wake up in the morning, approximately three times a week. R knows that if she wants L to get out of bed, she has to make him coffee. L knows that even though R asks for coffee, there is only a 50 % chance that she will actually drink it.