>the norm to make one massive tub of the stuff first thing and drain it over the course of the day
I went to school in America and that is not the norm.
People who live in the middle of nowhere buy sugary coffee drinks, while everyone else enjoys better coffee shops than most of Europe at this point, and people who brew at home are autists who buy burr grinders and good beans and take two hours to learn how to have a good cup of coffee each morning.
>>7288770 Most of America still uses coffee for its caffeine content. It is just part of our busy days. We get up, brew a pot of coffee for members of the household that drink it. Convenience is prioritized, as out business culture is one of punctuality, and long hours. We put the coffee in travel mugs and rush out the door. Most of us skip breakfast, or have something we can eat while we drive. Often a breakfast bar, pop tart, or bagel. When we arrive at our thankless wage slave jobs, we top off our mug from the company provided pot of coffee and work non-stop (unless we get up for a coffee refill) until lunch. We either eat at our desks, grab fast food, or something from a vending machine, and have another few cups of coffee. 5 o'clock comes and we keep pushing like madmen to finish whatever "absolutely essential" piece of work we swore to get done today done. (for free of course, since we're on salary) We then drag our asses home to a thankless family, and a cold dinner because we were late yet again. (While eating we will be bitched at for missing another kid's fucking sporting event) At this point the coffee is wearing off, so we collapse into our recliner and pass out watching whatever drivel the wife has on Netflix. Eventually we realize everyone else has gone to bed, and we drag ourselves to the bedroom, strip down, sleep until 6 am, and do it again. And again. For 50 years. Coffee isn't something we drink for enjoyment. It's self-medication. It's how we stay productive when we're empty husks of men.
We also don't get anywhere near the time off that the rest of the world does. After 5 years with my company, I now get 3 weeks a year off. We get a grand total of 6 holidays off.
We are constantly under threat of being replaced by outsourcing, or automation. So, we work the 50 hour weeks, and we don't bitch about how we're underpaid compared to people in our fields internationally.
>>7288770 why do Europeans make one giant vat of brownskin semen in the morning and keep topping their wives up instead of closing the borders and trying to solve your denbt crisis like a regular person?
>>7288770 why are people pretending itt that americans drink coffee throughout the entire day?
it's perfectly fine to make a giant pot of coffee and drink a couple of cups throughout the morning. the rest of the pot goes to (and this will really blow your mind) everyone else who wanted a cup. i've literally never seen a coworker drink coffee after eleven.
>>7288770 Americans have never been fond of drinking "just plain water", and until the popularity of bottled water in the 1980's few did. Back in the pre-Prohibition days when corn liquor was cheaper than milk Americans fell into two categories: people who didn't really drink alcohol and people who drank a lot of the stuff. With Prohibition the coffee break replaced Elevenses and the soda shop replaces the corner bar. Coffee and soda replaced much of the beer and liquor Americans had been drinking up until that point.
Per capita coffee consumption in America peaked in the late 1940's, but has been pretty steady for the last 15 years. Older Americans are more likely to treat coffee as a beverage casually drunk throughout the day. Younger Americans favor soda.
>>7292183 I started with milk, slowly reducing the amount and then moved onto black coffee. Even then I only took small sips and would take like an hour to finish it whilst I read. Can't go a day without it now
>>7289089 >tfw reading this while being NEET master race holy shit man, people call me useless but when i read shit like this I want to fucking kill myself Thanks for the NEETbux checks I guess, livin the dream for all you 9-5s out there
>>7292549 Honestly gaming the system isn't hard its just tiring. Slip the right doctor some cash to diagnose you with some bullshit and claim disability, you have to do a few check ins with some government employees every now and then but no one cares enough to ACTUALLY look into it.
>>7289089 I love reading shit like this, knowing it's probably written by the same cucks who also get mad when they meet people who drink water, tea, or sugar-free health smoothies all day, completely convinced that these people who live a healthier lifestyle secretly hate what they are doing and have conditioned and disciplined themselves to eat healthy, exercise, and sleep early in a solid and continuous system for the sole purpose of lording above coffee-sipping office slaves and being pricks through the dual sins of living a decent life and of telling people what they do in their decent life. You listen to the one healthy and happy guy in your office talk about the paleo meals he's been trying and then you snicker grimly with the other slaves in your office about what a sucker and a douche that guy must be, then you grab another cup of tooth-blackening, heart-stopping addictive poison, drop it down your throat, and return to your thankless life, cursing the heavens that life is unfair and there is no possible way for you to find meaning in your 9-5 (or 7 to 9 with no paid overtime) life.
Coffee tastes okay but caffeine treats my body like shit so I hardly even touch green tea these days.
>>7288770 what's with that fucking picture? >making a cup of coffee gonna be good >I think I'm gonna take a picture of this to post on instagram brah >OOPS I spilled coffee beans everywhere >well fuck it take the picture anyways plebs
My parents always made a big pot of coffee in the morning, had a cup or two each and put the rest in a thermos for later. Once the coffee was finished from the thermos (or got too cold to drink), they made a new pot. I'm not American. I make my coffee a cup at a time though because I only make it for myself.
I don't think I could live like that. I also don't get how anyone has to work that much. I have a minimum wage job at a grill and I have more money than I can spend. I guess it's a different story if you live in the US and you had to pay for college, you have a family and a mortgage.
>>7295907 Sounds like there's a lot of government subsidy going on in your country. When that bubble bursts and you're forced to live off the value of your actual societal contribution, you're going to be screwed unless you prepared yourself while you had the chance.
Look at Ireland and decide whether you want that to be you.
I don't get any subsidies because I can support myself. My rent is just pretty low (I share a one room appartment with my SO) and I don't buy stuff I don't need. But you're right, there are a lot of government subsidies. Not as much as there used to be though.
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