September 1, 2009

Coffee is food...

... if they need it to be food to force you to stop smoking.

9 comments:

Largo said...

Would it be legal for him to supply cups of boiling water? I wonder.

wv: phsmith. Wodehouse wanted to call one of his characters that, but his publisher complained it was too long.

k*thy said...

Who drinks coffee with cigars? Bleh...

Randy said...

This reminds me that I'm looking forward to the visits by the refrigerator police in the near future. (Think of all the people who will be employed, at a living wage and with health insurance!) Everyone will live longer and healthier lives, I'm sure. And they'll all be sleek and slim, won't shop at Wal-Mart and have only certified organic foods in both refrigerator and pantry. I suggest they start by inspecting Brad DeLong's refrigerator, as it was his idea in the first place. They might want to check his wine cellar while they are at it, and mark the bottles. Red only, and no more than 2 glasses a day per person.

Comrade X said...

If you need a permit to sell coffee and you need a permit to give away free coffee, then every coffee maker in NYC that isn't permitted is illegal unless used exclusively by the owner. I'll bet my last dollar there is an illegal coffee maker in the Health Dept. that has not been ticketed. But this isn't really about coffee at all. It's just the lower region of the slippery slope.

PatCA said...

But they meant well! It's for your own good! We're taking you down to the station.

traditionalguy said...

The only Stimulus plan that is growing like The Blob today is every level of Government that issues fines and citations about de minimus things. After all it gives good jobs to the Govt' Officers and raises its own taxes to pay them called Fines and Court costs. It is similar to old scams from the poverty days of the post Civil war era in the South.

Quayle said...

Take the coffee out of the room and everyone can smoke till they keel over on the spot.

Put the coffee back in the room and nobody can touch a spec of lit tobacco?

And this is an enlightened policy in a progressive city?

Quayle said...

...but you can spread STDs till your hearts content in that same city.

rhhardin said...

Sometimes a coffee is just a coffee.