Well now here’s an interesting thing.
Some time ago, the ban-brigade tried it on with Buckfast because they had caffeine and alcohol in the same bottle. Buckfast, in true Glaswegian style, told them to procreate and leave in that order. Probably started that instruction with ‘See you’ and ended it with ‘Pal’ too.
The caffeine banners fell silent for a time apart from mutterings about Red Bull and its like. Now they’re back, with a study encompassing a whopping 22 people, to prove that caffeine is a gateway drug to crack cocaine.
You know, I have a cure for a terrible disease here but I can’t call it that until several hundred people have tested it. If I want to ban something, I’d only need about five.
It’s insane. Of course it is. Nobody could apply the tobacco template to coffee. Nobody will ever have to sign out to take a coffee break. That would just be silly.
Yet in the comments:
Rubbish utter RUBBISH. I am a massive caffeine addict drinking at least 4 large and i do mean very large mugs of coffee every morning and then i drink at least 4 cans of energy drinks throughout the rest of the day. But there is no way in hell i would ever think about doing drugs. And yes i know caffeine is a drug but you all know what i meant. – Keyboard Kowboy, Edge of reality and reason, 11/10/2011 13:33
To which the inevitable answer comes…
I think someone’s in denial! (Just try stopping and see what happens…) – Karl, Leeds, 11/10/2011 15:15
Refuse the Ban Brigade and you are in denial. If you smoke you are an addict and are in denial. If you drink you are an addict and are in denial. If you like to have lights and heat you are in denial over global warming. Are we noticing a pattern yet?
Are some of these coffee addicts the same as those who delighted in the smoking ban? Oh, they call the ‘experts’ out as fakes now but they were happy with the anti-smoke, anti-fat, anti-drink ‘experts’. When it’s something they hate, the experts are wonderful.
Newsflash – It’s the same game. Same board, same rules, different coloured counters.
And guess what? You’re in the queue to play.
No matter who you are.