A sign of addiction

It is muggy hot this morning, clothes sticking to your back on the short walk from the Metro to your office, and what do you decide you need right then?

A piping hot Starbucks coffee.

Might the consumption of hot coffee on a hot day, when you are already trying not to sweat stain your suit, be a sign? A sign that you have an addition.

That you need to admit that you are powerless over caffeine – that your life has become unmanageable. That you may need to quit this monkey, if only to save you the embarrassment of perspiration in your profession, not to mention the $5 you spend each morning on your fix.

6 Comments so far

  1. danny (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    Not that I support Starbucks but just to play devil’s advocate: they could be getting fraps or an iced coffee (unless you actually saw them exiting the store with steamy pipin hot cuppa joes)

  2. Brian (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 1:09 pm

    I agree a little bit with Danny up there, more than a few people were carrying iced tea and iced mochas back from my local place, but the majority of people on those 100° days? — all hot and piping cups.

  3. wayan (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    True, I thought ice tea or ice coffee myself till I went up and asked. My very unscientific quiz, including the barista: steaming hot frapps and capps carried the morning.

  4. Don (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

    They’re probably being consumed in the office where the AC’s cranking. It’s rare I get something from Starbucks that I can drink within the first five minutes; odds are those frothy hot drinks are consumed in the breezy office.

  5. Ursula (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    Better to sweat and have your fix than get all nappy-like (sleepy) without your cuppa joe. We are a nation of addicts (she says, while sipping her own hot coffee under the fan in the AC’ed office)…

  6. Nandhu (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

    and in Chennai, many are dying for their starbucks.

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