Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Amateur Hour: Brit teen hostpitalized for coffee overdose

Daily Mail: Overdose drama of girl who had 14 cups of espresso
A teenage waitress overdosed on caffeine after drinking 14 shots of espresso.
Jasmine Willis, 17, could hardly breathe and was taken to hospital with a high temperature and heart palpitations.
She had drunk almost three times the recommended daily amount of caffeine in just four hours.

Firstly, 14 shots of espresso is the equivalent of about 7 cups of coffee.

Secondly, pfft. From the perspective of myself, or my good friend Doug (who has been called "the Hunter S. Thompson of coffee") she's a total lightweight.

Thirdly, I am alarmed by the whiny, hand wringing commentary left by Mail readers at the bottom of the article. This nervous nelly attitude is why the Brits lost their empire. These are a people who saved the world from the Axis powers, and now they whine and cluck because some girl drank too much coffee. Nanny State, indeed!

Get over yourselves, people!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You were indeed the first person to come to mind when I saw that story earlier online. If one were to judge from your blog, the fluid running through your veins is not blood. If you have company, as I suspect you do, then transfusions will be far more easily available, since those in need can go to nearly any street corner in a city of any size.