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Coffee And Wine

Something funny I saw.

You're Drinking Too Much Coffee When:

You ski uphill.

You speed walk in your sleep.

You answer the door before people knock.

You sleep with your eyes open.

You just completed your third sweater today, and you don't know how to knit.

You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.

You have to watch videos in fast-forward.

You can type sixty words a minute with your feet.

You don't sweat, you percolate.

People get dizzy just watching you.

People can test their batteries in your ears.

Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil.

Your Thermos is on wheels.

You can outlast the Energizer Bunny.

You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore.

You don't tan, you roast.

You soak your dentures in coffee overnight.

You think CPR stands for "Coffee Provides Resuscitation."

In this weeks parsha Rashi says [45/23] that Yoseph sent to Yaakov [not coffee] but wine, which is very popular with the elderly ["daas zekeinim nocha heimenu"].

Wine gets better with age ONLY if the original wine is of fine quality. But if the wine starts out inferior then it will get more sour with age. So, too, a person. If when he is young he is of fine quality he will get better with age. Otherwise, the older the ....

[R' Shlome'le Alter quoted in Ma'ayana Shel Torah]

check out this article about baladhur, in which some claim coffee is the mythical substance described in the Talmud and discussed by Chazal.

[it happens to quote my father in law a lot. so any learning that could be said to come from this pursuit should be l'refuat meir benayahu ben victoria ]

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