I don't drink coffee. I have never drank coffee. I don't have anything against it really. I just don't like the taste. Moreover, I try to limit my intake of caffeine, so I don't drink it.
I must say though, you coffee drinkers are hilarious to us non-coffee drinkers. Everyone else at work drinks coffee. We used to have this great little coffee shop right across the street from the store. They used to stop there before work to get coffee. If we were slow, they'd send someone there for an afternoon coffee run. People coming in for an evening shift would call the pharmacy to take coffee orders and pick it up on the way in.
About a month ago, that little coffee shop closed down. This created a crisis situation in the pharmacy that is seemingly on the same level as our current national economic downturn. All day long it was, "Where are we going to get coffee now?," and "I'm going to have to start getting up earlier in the morning to make coffee before I come in," and "Where is the next closest coffee shop?"
Finally, the coffee problem grew to such epic proportions that they went out and bought an $150 coffee maker for the pharmacy. Did that end the coffee discussion? NOOOO! All new issues popped up.
"The coffee isn't as good as that shop's."
"It's too watery."
"It's too strong."
"I can't figure out how to use the machine."
"It takes too long to make it."
After a month of trial and error, they finally found a blend they like and the proper way to prepare it. Then the conversation turned to "Who wants coffee?" and "When is a good time to make coffee?" It still takes a little bit of time to make the coffee, even with the machine, so sometimes people don't get their afternoon cup. You've never seen more cranky people than my coworkers when they miss a cup of coffee. In fact, all they talk about is how cranky they are because they couldn't have their coffee.
Occasionally, a customer will walk by and ask us what happened to the coffee shop across the street. This causes one of our technicians to wax poetic about how much she loved their coffee and how we all dearly miss them.
All day long, all I hear is coffee, coffee, coffee. It's just a little annoying. It's like we have a bunch of drug addicts in the pharmacy, and the drug is coffee. It really is an addiction. Their desperate search for coffee is like drug seeking behavior. When they don't get their coffee, they go through withdrawal symptoms. It's crazy.
Anyway... I just figured I'd tell all you coffee drinkers how silly you look.