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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Does anyone actually find themselves unable to function properly before the morning cup of joe? I've been fuzzy until just now. Is that addiction?


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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

I have that problem, and it is totally addiction. Days when I'm really busy in the morning and don't have time to get my coffee, I don't notice it until I slow down....

User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Hey LHMark,

Yes, of course it is! And so what?

Am now on my third cup and this is my second post responding to you in as many minutes (need I say more?)...... personally, I believe the third cup of coffee is like the third martini.... it should be consumed with extreme caution.

I blame my own addiction on my parents; my father, whom I've spoken of at length would wake me up two hours before dawn to go flying.... on the way to the airport he would buy me two cups of coffee (this is from about the age of FIVE), one to wake me up, I think, so I would be able to focus on the fact that I held his life in my feet, as it were, and could stand on the brakes of his CHamp while I held the stick back..... and he pulled the prop through.... nuts, yes, and sometimes I shudder to think he did that.... but, whatever... the second cup was just because I was, HELLO, addicted.... of course, we had very short legs to our trips due to excessive bathroom breaks.

... and then my mother, who was so tired of me oversleeping for school, put a coffee pot and a radio on a timer next to my bed when I was 14, so I woke up to coffee and rock n roll at whatever ungodly hour she deemed my wake up time.

It's vicious, but better than a shot of Jack Daniels for wakeup call.... so it could be worse.

LLSmith



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Yes, it is an addiction. Caffine is more addictive than heroine.

User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Yes, true perhaps, but you can't get a job if you're on heroine.....and you can't keep a job if you're not on coffee.....This is tongue and cheek, please it's too early to be chastised..... God, I think I need more coffee.

LL



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User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Ah yes, the coffee and the morning cigarette, without them I'm as productive as KLM's 743s stored in the desert....

Jeroen



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
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well, studies now show that caffeine does have its positive effects, including that of enhanced brain functioning. I forget the study but it did surface within the last year.

Addiction vs enjoyment is another factor as well. I mean, I love the taste of coffee and usually have at least 3 different types of beans in the house at any given moment. But on my days off, I might have a latte or forgo any coffee at all.


I have a triple shot of espresso most mornings. It helps warm my throat and clear my morning voice prior to seeing patients. But I also have at least 64 oz of water a day (think a huge bottle of Poland Spring water). That cleasr to clear my urine by the time 8 PM rolls around  Wink/being sarcastic

So its not a need, but an enjoyment. Addiction, while physical, is predominately psychological. Stopping at any time is easy.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8771 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

I don't think being addicted to caffeine is that bad. At least, it's not for those Colombian farmers.  Big grin


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

I used to think I HAD to have that morning cup until I started working out. I'll still have a cup, but only after I've been to the gym and at work for an hour or so. On mornings I don't go to the gym, yeah, I still do and ALWAYS make it a point to have it set up the night before. I often wonder if it's addiction, mental or a combination of the two. Isn't addiction mental anyway?  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

I can not plan my day until after my first cup of coffee.

Mind you, my "cup" is a 24-ounce beer mug. And, yes, it has never held anything but coffee.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Seb146: Dude, what a waste!  Laugh out loud


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

I wouldn't call myself addicted, but I live off around 5.5 hours of sleep a night and almost every single time, I get painfully tired in my morning lectures...like so tired it hurts, but I can manage to stay awake and jot down all my notes. Sometimes it's just necessary to have at least a cup to keep awake. So not an addiction yet, but maybe soon.

One trick: Starbucks Double Shot Cans. Those will wake you up and then some.

I have one problem though, maybe someone can explain. When I'm studying at certain cafes, the coffee tends to put me to sleep. I don't know why. So I've actually had times where I'll be studying at my favorite cafe, but run out to starbucks to get a double shot can to prevent me from falling dead asleep, then going back.

FSP


User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

OK, here is my everyday routine.

I get up - take a shower - get dressed - run to my car - having my breakfast while driving to work - arrive at office - get my coffee cup while switching on the computer - run to the machine - have my first coffee of the day - I wake up and suddenly remember my password and log in - attempt to work until I have my second shot of caffeine.

Does this make me a coffee junk?

Aviationfreak



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User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I have a cup of coffee every morning. I wouldn't call it an 'addiction' as I can still live through the day (not very well) without coffee in the morning.

I think coffee is a good source of energy, it compensates for the lack of sleep (spending time on A.net)  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Akumas,

LOL That is so true!  Laugh out loud



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