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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Coffee Intervention

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Sara, Tabitha, Frank

Subject: Sara and her Joe

Sara's sitting at the table with her laptop and a cup of coffee, tapping away at the keys. Frank's watching television, and Tabitha is making herself a sandwich in the kitchen.

So Sara, how's Joe?”

Joe? Who's Joe? Are you dating someone new and didn't tell me?”

I have no idea what he's talking about. I'm not dating anyone that I know of.”

I meant your coffee. It seems like I never see you without that coffee mug or Starbucks cup anymore.”

That's not true! Yesterday I had a Juan Valdez cup!”

Have you tried..and I know this will sound odd, a good night's sleep? It's not like you have work to get up for.”

Good night's sleep? That's so 1920s.”

1920s? Did they historically sleep more in the 1920s?”

I don't know. Maybe?”

I guess it was during prohibition. If they couldn't stay out until four drinking, I guess they could get to bed early.”

Either way. It's a problem when you go to bed after Frank does.”

Is there something inherently wrong with going to bed at 5am? You know, I wouldn't get this kind of criticism of my schedule in Las Vegas.”

Well can't you even go to the dentist at 3am in Vegas? But this isn't Vegas, this is New York.”

It's the city that never sleeps!”

If it laid off the coffee, it'd be able to sleep!”

Did you know that the first Starbucks opened in New York in 1994, the same year Friends started?”

I think I did hear that actually.”

Very telling.”

So I'm keeping my coffee then. Besides, It's almost a sin for a programmer to give up things like coffee.”

Well, the first web cam was created to see if the coffee pot was full so they didn't have to get up.”

I've always wondered about that. I mean, if everyone could check the coffee pot, and no one got up if it was empty, how'd they ever get coffee?”

I'm sure the secretary probably started filling it up.”


We're moving towards that culture right? Soon we'll be able to query are fridge contents from a web browser, probably even turn on the oven too. We'll be able to cook dinner from our computer.”

That would be excellent!”

Lazy bums! There is some benefit to not sitting on the couch all day you know.”

There is?”


Tabitha just rolls her eyes, and takes her sandwich into her room.


Anonymous said...

*hides the starbucks cup on his desk*

Anonymous said...

The first starbucks opened in Seattle actually... unless you meant the first starbucks in NY specifically, not overall?

Sara said...

Yeah, I meant the first Starbucks in NY. overall, what was it..89? (Scott's useless for this kind of trivia) I know they're advertising it like crazy now. Free Pike Place roast on Wednesdays!

Brave Astronaut said...

NoIdon'tdrinktoomuchcoffee. Whatdoyoumeanbythat? NoIwon'tsitdown. I'mfinereallyjustfillupmymugplease?

Ann said...

Ha! That last comment sounds just like Sara. Although we're all pretty caffeinated. I'm by no means addicted, but I swear Scott only drinks coffee, especially when he's working, and Billy is certainly no stranger to it.

michaelpanda's comment can't help but make me wonder what a panda would be like after a couple of espresso shots...