Thursday, June 7, 2012

don't talk to me until i have had my morning coffee.

This is going a little further back in the book, but its something that really stuck out to me and has stuck with me.  The idea of an addict.  Now many of us know what a typical addict is.  Oh this person is addicted to weed, or this person is addicted to cocaine but I never truly realized how much caffeine can be a drug as well.  I was never the type to need a cup of coffee every morning just to start my day, but many of the closest people that I know are that way.  Both my mom and dad have coffee every morning and everyone knows to stay away until they have finished it.  My boyfriend is the complete opposite.  He can drink five cups and then go right to bed, because his body is so used to it.  When I was reading the section on addiction, I realized both of these situations, while not major, are forms of addiction.  Everyone has something that they can’t seem to live without, but I didn’t realize how much of an affect caffeine has on people.  I am not personally a huge coffee drinker, but I do love tea and espresso and other drinks that have caffeine in them.  A favorite right now is a new vitamin water, which turns out has it in it as well.  I just personally think it is crazy how a person can get so hooked on some type of food or drink because it has caffeine in it.


  1. I can definitely empathize with people who need coffee in the morning, because I am that person. I suppose I could say that the Dunkin Donuts on campus is my main drug supplier. I can't go to class in the morning without buying a coffee from them first.

  2. I am definitely that person that needs coffee too. Even if it means being 10 minutes late to work, I have to stop and get my coffee, or it will just be a miserable day!