I sometimes receive enthusiastic messages (usually from in-house recruiters) suggesting I should come by their office and “have some coffee”. I’m of course familiar with the informal meaning of this phrase, but my developer brain can’t help but take this literally. The problem is:

I really don’t like coffee

Or any hot beverages, really. I don’t drink tea either, or hot chocolate. Drinks, for me, should be cold1. I usually just ask for a glass of water when offered a cup of coffee or tea somewhere.

  1. Except whisky, that should be room temperature. But definitely not hot