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Imagine if - Breaking News: Cigarettes and Caffeine have been banned!
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Posted 12/27/16 , edited 12/27/16

qualeshia3 wrote:


dragonlord1234 wrote:

probably the same thing would happen as when the prohibition against alcohol happened


And that was?


Starbucks would become the new Speakeasy
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This is why I was laughing about the mentioning of Mormons.
In a Mormon-owned company, it's common for them to criticize your personal life. You're not allowed to consume liquor or caffeine in or outside of work (as per the lovely paperwork you sign that is considered their "Morality Agreement"). I had already been written up twice for having been caught at Starbucks by a co-worker (they took a photo and sent it to my supervisor), stating that I was violating said Morality Agreement.

When I spoke to my direct supervisor about these warnings, I was advised that the "Morality Agreement" that was signed was not exclusive to the workplace. I was not allowed to drink alcohol or consume caffeine in any way, shape, or form as long as I worked at the company. This is when I decided to just go full-out and waltzed in with booze and caffeine. Figured if I was going to go out, I was going out on my own terms.



I can't imagine the work environment was helped at all by that level of sticklering an agreement and snitching. If a company set something in front of me dictating my actions when I'm in no way representing them, I'd probably laugh my way right out the door.



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Starbucks would become the new Speakeasy


"I'll take a java bear claw with extra java."
"Please wait at the back counter while our baker brews up a fresh batch."
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I think hipsters will slowly die off. And I'm OK with that
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Caffeine also includes Tea and Chocolate....Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
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ninjitsuko wrote:
if giving up caffeine altogether meant that there were an International ban on all tobacco products...
I'd give it up in a heartbeat.


This! Tobacco as a recreational drug, is nothing but a huge scam. For most people, it does no benefit other than placebo and an extra excuse to leave social situations. The bad weighs out the good by a lot.
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They would lose a lot of money and productivity. Two things the government wants more than anything else.

Also:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/04/24/178625554/how-coffee-influenced-the-course-of-history
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I can live without caffeine, and I can definitely live without cigarettes.

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agbadvance wrote:


ninjitsuko wrote:
if giving up caffeine altogether meant that there were an International ban on all tobacco products...
I'd give it up in a heartbeat.


This! Tobacco as a recreational drug, is nothing but a huge scam. For most people, it does no benefit other than placebo and an extra excuse to leave social situations. The bad weighs out the good by a lot.


There are soo many other recreational drugs that have more use than tobacco

Tobacco a recreational drug, oh you slay me. Tobacco generates billions, if not trillions. Good luck with that.

And hey, tobacco also gives us those cool commercials with holes in people's throats, and sometimes they get them to sing songs on their voice box to help make you feel like not smoking. they should like make a Christmas album xD and the proceeds will go to cancer research. Not to be a dick or anything, but that would be fucking hilarious xD
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Cigs are not a problem, but if you ban caffeine, addicts will turn into zombies and eat your brains.
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seeing as how the tea industry is just as big as tabacco, i dont think any ban will last very long untill they buy the senators needed to repeal said law.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let's say your government finally bans caffeine and cigarette. How will people react to this? Will there be more riots and death? What will you do?


I can finally go outside and not get sick from fag smoke!!! Praise <insert politician name>!!!




It sucks being highly allergic to fag smoke.
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My guess is I'd already be dead, because if they came to ban that, my guess is that they would have already banned something that would piss me off even more.
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Two of the most widely used, socially acceptable substances are under prohibition now?

Yeah, good luck with that.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let's say your government finally bans caffeine and cigarette. How will people react to this? Will there be more riots and death? What will you do?







I don't care because I don't smoke or drink coffee/tea*shrugs*

Posted 12/27/16 , edited 12/27/16

qwueri wrote:
I can't imagine the work environment was helped at all by that level of sticklering an agreement and snitching. If a company set something in front of me dictating my actions when I'm in no way representing them, I'd probably laugh my way right out the door.


Yeah, that was one of the biggest issues. HR told me that it wasn't binding outside of the office (which indicated that I was free to drink coffee and alcohol off-hours).
Unfortunately, that wasn't actually the case. It was a moral agreement based on the "Mormon philosophy" that these things are bad for you and are sinful in the name of "God". That consuming these things, even when you're not representing them in the moment, is actually a sin and morally corrupted.
Essentially, it was one of those moments were the vast majority of those that worked for the company were either not in the IT-sector (they had more sales agents than developers and support techs put together) or they were already Mormon and followed this logic.
It was usually me and the other developers that were sneaking out for a coffee break (ahem, I mean - lunch break) at a local diner that served regular coffee. But it always invokes a laugh when I hear somebody mention Mormon when speaking of restrictions - simply for this reason alone.
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