Add caffeine to that and I'm like a chihuahua on speed.
I know the kind; got a few type A+ colleagues that chain smoke while consuming POTS of the Starbucks special blend DAILY. One guy even has his own custom expresso grinder/maker that he keeps next to his desk.
I recently attempted to have conversation with the same guy about snowboarding the other day and it went something like this:
Matt: Hey John, how was your weekend?
John: (With coffee cup in hand) Great, fantastic, never been better! My wife and I stopped by that new Vietnamese place in Umeda and had the most amazing Pho....We also saw the Departed at the Warner Mycal theater. Nicholson should get an academy for his performance. DeCaprio just didn't fit the role...well at least I didn't think so, but my wife was more under the impression that.... FIVE minutes later .... how was yours?
Matt: Well, I went boarding up at Niseko and...(interrupted)
John: Really, I love Niseko! Been there once back in 1997 and... where did you stay? Who did you go with? How were the conditions? Did you see the new Higashiyama Prince Hotel and Hot Springs? The last time we were there... (John pauses to refill his coffee)
Matt: We stayed at a small place near the main lodge... (interrupted again)
John: (Lighting a cigarette and drinking a fresh cup of coffee) Did you know that Sapporo hosted the 1974 winter olympics? You probably weren't even born then but I remember it like it was yesterday. People were flooding in from all over...blah blah blah....
Matt: (glancing down at my PDA desperately trying to fabricate an excuse) Oops, sorry John, gotta get back on the Borg project. Left some cookies for you at the reception desk -
John: Cookies? I love cookies. What kind? Are they those little dessicated strawberries coated with vanilla cream or the Royce dark chocolate.....
Seriously, he's the kind of person that thinks after
he speaks (at you) and refuses to let anybody near him get a word in edgewise. It's as if he's permanently attached to a caffeine IV drip. He also makes, no kidding, 12-15 toilet dashes over an eight hour shift.
One or two cups a day, heck even three during crunchtimes is understandable, but POTS??