Saturday, March 21, 2009

CrAviNg CoFfEe...

My mom insists I'm addicted to coffee. I used to have around 4-5 cups of the beautiful brew in black daily. Sometimes more, if I had to study. But ever since i started this new job 10 days ago, I have been so exhausted I can't even muster the strength to make me a cuppa java. I've only had 5 cups in the past 10 days.

Upon hearing this my parents immediately expressed their delight and decided to give me more tips on how to stop drinking coffee. They're not alone in doing so. Many people give useless and more importantly, unwanted advice on quitting coffee.

Imagine their surprise when I coolly imform them I am not interested in quitting my "addiction". I love my cup of coffee. I love the bitter sweetness and musings in a cup. I love almost everything about a delicious cup of coffee. And I know how much to have so as not to get sick. Or gastritis!

We all sometimes feel the need for something, call it a crutch if you will, to help us get by life. For all those times when we find ourselves not brimming with natural endorphins and optimism? For all those times life tries to get us down [ several times a day sometimes.] we have something. A pick me up. Who is to say whose is harmful whose is safe? I'm not talking about big things like alchohol or drugs....not things which can ruin one's life in an obvious manner.

The other tiny addictions which we often fit into out daily routine in such a way that we don't even realise how much we need them, until our routine is upset in some way. It could be our family. Or a TV show that makes us laugh or gasp in horror [K-serials.], or several or few cups off tea or coffee, or our better half, or a few phone calls and conversations to friends to vent. For some it could be an intense round of sex or even pot. A cigarette on the balcony. Daily exercise. Love, even.

All of these in excess are harmful.

But no one advises us to quit them.

Apparently now coffee makes one hallucinate. Well, you're going to have to quit your Doctor because your doctor isn't going to quit his/her coffee! It keeps most of us on the go. That or tea. Or money.

Think about it, before you offer up unwelcome advice to someone else. Whats your addiction? And is it such a bad thing? If it helps soften the sharp corners life has to offer sometimes...?

4 lost souls found themselves in my mirror....:

Debby said...

Steak for thought there. Some hate being told to quit smoking. Enjoy your coffee!

coffeeismypoison said...

I am~ See, its one thing to be helped when you ask for advice...but if not, advice becomes a pain. Parents and maybe siblings and boyfriends are fine. They really care. The rest are just being pompous.
I woke up at 730am, just to have coffee and read the paper!!

Debby said...

Here's this lines from a YouTube song:
... Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth...

Myself, I don't know what it means but it sounds ok. What turned me off from all sorts of advice on this pretty planet were those tiring morning assembly way back in school many years ago. We'd stand under the merciless sun at 43 degree Celsius while this bald head of a retired army man or some noted speaker will go on talking about some idealogical shit every Monday. Students would faint one by one here and there yet the man on the stage would keep on talking -- as if his words will change our lives.

It's the same thing -- coffee, smokes, beer, TV, speech... the form doesn't matter. But it's impossible to shake off these advice-people. Debby

Anonymous said...

Whenever an aunty gives u an advice to get married," you are already 27! if u dont marry nw u wd end up marryin an old maid." Tell her "Aunty at this age you need keep your weight in check. Else you can get diabetes, high BP and blah blah. " Trust me its a permanent solution.