Coffee and Tea: A Plea to Legalize While Driving is a humorous blog that focuses on coffee, tea and the dangers of drinking coffee while driving. It has been created as part of an assignment I got at my Journalism class at San Jose State University. I have been assigned to create a blog about any topic I like. Since I am a huge fan of coffee and tea, I decided to write about the dangers of drinking coffee while driving.
The tone of the blog is professional, because it is written in a journalistic style. The readers are treated with respect, but not as an authority – I am talking to them like friends. At the same time, there is a bit of humor in it. The tone establishes a bond between myself and the reader that makes us feel comfortable with each other.
I also try to keep things formal by always writing in the third person and by never using slang or informal language. Also, by addressing the reader directly (using you) creates more intimacy between me and the reader since we are communicating in an informal way.*
Coffee and Tea: A Plea to Legalize While Driving
It is a well known fact that driving while drinking coffee can be dangerous. Drivers are at more risk of causing an accident when they are behind the wheel after drinking coffee.
However, it is also known that consumption of tea while driving is even more dangerous. In fact, it is estimated that over 99% of all accidents caused by drivers who consume tea while driving can be attributed to tea consumption.
The dangers of driving while drinking tea are numerous, including but not limited to:
-Driving too slowly because the driver is distracted by their phone calls or texting
-Driving too fast because the driver cannot consume the tea quickly enough
-Driving with one hand on the steering wheel, one hand on their phone, and one hand holding their cup of tea
-Distractedly attempting to make new “friends” on their cell phone as they drive (this has led to innumerable accidents)
-Attempting to read a book as they drive (this has led to some very interesting accidents)
-Attempting to apply makeup as they drive (this has led to many fatal accidents)
-Attempting to check Facebook status updates as they drive (this has led to countless accidents
This is a petition to make it legal to drink coffee or tea while driving.
When you take your eyes off the road, you dramatically increase the risk of a bad accident which can lead to death and/or injury. And when you add the inability to handle your car properly due to caffeine induced shaking, your risk goes up even more.
//////If we can accept that it is illegal to drink alcohol while driving, then why shouldn’t we make it illegal to drink coffee while driving? Coffee is just as dangerous…some even say more.
///////In the end, all we are asking for is to be treated equally. If you want to drink alcohol while operating a motor vehicle, then shouldn’t I be allowed to drink coffee? Wouldn’t that be fair?
//////If you agree, please sign below…and remember…don’t drink and drive!
It was a super-duper day, I had just gotten the best coffee in the whole wide world at Dunkin’ Donuts. I was sitting pretty and humming to myself when suddenly BOOM! I’m on the ceiling and everything sounded like it was going in slow motion. I hit my head on the steering wheel and passed out.
When I finally came to, I realized my car was lying on its side. Then I saw the cop. He’s got his hand on his gun and he’s looking really mad. So I put my hands up and try to say, “Officer.” But what comes out instead is this horrible groan like “Ooooooohhhhhhhh,” because I have no idea what happened yet so I have no idea what I did wrong.
I feel a little lightheaded, but luckily for me, walking is not required so it’s easy to get out of the car that way. The cop is screaming something at me, but all that comes out is another “Ooooooohhhhhhhh” because my jaw hurts too much to open it more than that.
The first thing he does is throw my coffee at me. Then he grabs me by the collar and hauls me up onto my feet like a toddler
No, coffee is not the same as tea or coffee is not the same as tea.
Let me explain: When you make coffee at home, you prepare some beans, roast them and then grind them. Then you put the ground coffee in a machine and put hot water through it and after a couple of minutes – voila! You have your favorite cup of coffee.
But when you order a cup of coffee in a restaurant, it’s different. And here’s why: It’s different because in 99% of all restaurants they use pre-ground coffee instead of freshly grinding the beans before making your drink. Now that wouldn’t be such a big deal if they had a real grinder to do this but most restaurants don’t grind their beans at all but just throw pre-grounded beans into their espresso machines and call it a day.
What does this mean for you? This means that even if one barista is much better than another, what really shows through in your cup of joe is the quality of the beans used. What does this mean for me? This means that I always go to my local coffee shop with my own freshly ground beans because I want to control everything that goes into my cup of Joe.
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