I used to have a boss who forbid me (in writing) to make coffee (even though it was for the entire staff) because she thought I was wasting time. Then when someone would come to meet with her, she would offer them a cup of coffee. We didn't have mugs, either, and only had paper cups because I was in charge of ordering and I just sneaked them in.
I loved telling her, "We don't have coffee, but I can make some if you give me permission." Oooh, I hated that job!