Western Colorado Fires Responsible for Itchy Eyes and Coffee
Is the smoke from the various Western Colorado fires causing your eyes to water and your throat to itch? Have you experienced increase sneezing since the fires began? Is the smoke also responsible for the drastic increase in the amount of coffee you've been drinking?
The headline on this morning's KWGN post reads, "POOR AIR QUALITY: Itchy eyes, sneezing, coffee. All can be caused by the poor air quality we're seeing right now." I've never needed an excuse to abuse coffee, but if the poor air quality makes for a legitimate scapegoat, I'll take it.
Yes, according to Denver's KWGN, poor air quality has resulted in itchy eyes, sneezing, and coffee. It's not clear if this means Coloradans are drinking more coffee, or if the stuff is just magically appearing or falling from the sky. Obviously this is a typo, or more accurately, the spell checker went gonzo with the word "coughing" and substituted the next closest word.
Hey, stuff happens. Personally, when I first saw the Facebook post, I assumed the coffee reference was deliberate and the post would ultimately go somewhere with it. I assumed people were spending more time indoors because of the poor air quality, and consequently, drinking more coffee. I'll buy that. It certainly seems reasonable. When it comes to our social media page, I've certainly made my fair share of boo-boos, too.
As you can imagine, the public has had a field day with the typo. Check out some of the chatter from the comment section.
In any case, no such luck. There's no extra bonus coffee to be found due to the local fires. Even when drinking indoors, your cup is likely to fill with crud and end up looking like an ashtray.