There's no doubt that everyone has some sort of addiction. Some people are addicted to nicotine, while others are addicted to the feeling you get after a long workout. For me (and many others), that addiction is coffee. Not caffeine necessarily—just coffee in general. I can't really go anywhere without stopping for coffee first, regardless of what time of day it is. Many say my coffee addiction is unhealthy, while others say it's a waste of money. I'm here to tell those people to suck it while I suck on the straw of my venti iced blonde caramel macchiato with a double shot of espresso.
1. Coffee transforms me into an entirely different person.
You hear people say all the time, "Don't talk to me until I've had my morning coffee." There's a reason it's a popular phrase. I swear, coffee morphs me into a completely different human being. Even if I've been awake for hours, it will still give me an extra kick. After that sweet first sip, my eyes get brighter, I'm able to form coherent sentences, and I can even smile like I actually mean it.
2. My coffee addiction is FAR less harmful than other things out there.
Oh, I'm sorry, would you rather me be addicted to cigarettes? Or better yet, maybe cocaine? How about you come and talk to me when you finish smoking that last cigarette in your pack. I know caffeine isn't the best for you, but neither is half of the other crap everyone puts into their bodies.
3. It's my money and I'll spend it how I want to.
I'm sure if I added up every coffee purchase I've ever made, the dollar amount would be a little jaw-dropping. But it's really not that bad in comparison to what people spend on other things. Cigarettes aren't cheap. Even bottles of cheap booze can still rack up a pretty hefty tab. How about you worry about your money, and I'll worry about mine.
4. Coffee not only makes me feel like a new person, but it tastes great too.
There are so many different kinds of coffee and flavor combinations out there. You can always count on Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts to come out with their holiday-flavored drinks. Aside from these corporate coffee giants, a lot of local cafes have their own house blends and specialty drinks (which are usually better anyway).
5. Coffee is one of the many things that brings me happiness and joy.
Like I stated before, coffee transforms me into a more functional person. But not only that, coffee just makes me more pleasant. I can be a pretty cranky person sometimes, and coffee counteracts that side of me. So unless you want to deal with that side of me, I suggest you let me stop through the drive-thru real quick.
6. It's really none of your damn business anyways.
Who cares how much coffee I drink? Is my white chocolate mocha personally affecting the way you live your life? No? Didn't think so.
The next time you see me with a coffee in hand, just know that it's probably my third or fourth one of the day and that I am doing just fine.