A particular coffee shop sign went viral on Reddit on Monday, primarily because of the thought-provoking message spelled out on the marquee.
In addition to promoting the need to have a cup of coffee, the impressive quote also provides a pro-coffee definition for yawning.
“A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.”
Keep in mind that the actual definition of a yawn has more to do with drowsiness and boredom than coffee, according to Dictionary.com.
“To open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.”
That’s where the creative genius of the coffee shop sign quote comes into the picture. By definition, people yawn because of drowsiness. Most people drink coffee to get rid of drowsiness, giving them the boost that they need to start the day (or keep it going).
There is at least some truth, therefore, to the concept of a yawn being nothing more than a silent scream for a cup of coffee.
Coffee shop up the road changes its chalk sign all the time. This is today’s. pic.twitter.com/71NHAJG0nZ
— Matt Gemmell (@mattgemmell) June 17, 2015
found an adorable coffee shop by the DMV, and this sign speaks to me on a spiritual level. pic.twitter.com/LIuEK2hWiE
— ⓐⓜⓑⓔⓡ (@amberduh_) June 22, 2015
Just saw a sign in coffee shop that said “children left unattended will be given espresso & a puppy” can someone please leave me unattended!
— Meredith Nolan (@merenolan) June 19, 2015
A+ sign, coffee shop, A+ pic.twitter.com/DcOUXQDzbl
— wonderland ॐ (@w0nderingglight) June 18, 2015
A lot of people cannot seem to go through the day without at least one cup of coffee — especially in the United States. According to Statistic Brain, the average coffee drinker consumes at least 3 9-ounce cups of coffee daily.
Over 60 percent of U.S. coffee drinkers admit that they need a cup of coffee to start their day, which is likely one of the main reasons why coffee shops are so popular in the first place.
[Image Credit: Reddit and Dollar Photo Club]