For those of you who don't drink caffeinated beverages: I salute you, I respect you, but I could never be you.
Hi, my name is Natalie Walsh, and I am addicted to coffee. But really. Physically, emotionally, psychologically, etc. When I wake up in the morning the first thought that enters my groggy mind is "Coffee." So I have my three cups of Joe, and then I am off to work/other daily duties. In a perfect world, I would be off with a large hot pumpkin coffee from Dunkin' Donuts with just cream, but we all can't afford that luxury daily (and by "we" I mean "me").
I notice that I'm not alone in my caffeine addiction. My parents, co-workers, friends, and the strangers I see in line all seem to have this in common. Hey... maybe this something that could bring us together: We all need coffee. Maybe this is the one thing that can unite us all. Coffee lovers aren't distinguished by race, class, religion (except Mormons, sorry), gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or anything like that. WE ALL NEED COFFEE! This is basic human need can end prejudice, injustice, racism, war- plus give us the energy to do so!
*cheers and shouts in the background*
... Caffeine is considered a drug though. Hmm. Maybe I should be looking into the fact that all those people are suffering from a serious addiction and the dependency issues involved...
BUT NOT TODAY! NOT AFTER NATIONAL COFFEE DAY! I'm going to get my large coffee now because it's a holiday so I can an excuse to splurge. I will think about the consequences another time.
AMERICA RUNS ON DUNKIN' AND SO DO I!
COFFEE FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!