Ah, coffee. The magical drink that makes the world go around. Whether you’re the one-cup-a-day type or you’d prefer it be delivered through an IV, everyone can appreciate the liquid gold that is coffee. Café au lait, cappuccino, venti iced americano with skim milk and two Splendas -- why else would the world have so many different ways to drink it?
If you’re like me and consider your local Starbucks home base, I need not mention today is National Coffee Day. Regardless of caffeine’s potential “side effects,” this day deserves the highest form of celebration.
I've been counting down to this day all year, and what began as a joyful celebration of National Coffee Day quickly spurred me to realize I'm powerless when it comes to coffee. All too relatable to the caffeine addicts of the world, here are 10 signs coffee controls your life (... and you are totally OK with it):
You see absolutely nothing odd with this scene. In fact, you’re contemplating moving your coffee pot to your nightstand as we speak. Seriously, somebody give the genius who thought of this the Nobel Prize already.
The judging looks from your co-workers have inspired you to get creative with your caffeine intake. Nobody ever specified how big a coffee mug should be.
You’d wait in this line before bearing the horror of walking two blocks to the coffee shop down the street. No coffee, no walkee.
And you know this stuff isn’t something for amateurs.
Your family’s attempts to curb your caffeine intake have resulted in a fight or two. OK, more like ten.
Album covers, movie characters, famous works of art ... you find inspiration in the most random places. Who needs to see the Mona Lisa in Paris when you can have it stamped on a mug right at home? Careful, she'll be watching you wherever you go.
Maybe you forgot to wear your contacts to the grocery store, or maybe you were just in a hurry and didn’t read the fine print. Either way, the morning you realized you bought decaf went something like this.
“Coffee? No, thanks. I’ve had eight.” The cause of your sleepless nights is lost on you.
When asked your thoughts on life, your philosophy is clear.
And at the end of each day, you can always count on one thing proving to be true.
But you’ve accepted it. Because it’s not an addiction, it’s a way of life.
Happy National Coffee Day!