A WOMAN is struggling to go anywhere without a takeaway coffee in her hand.
Carolyn Ryan has become so accustomed to leaving her flat, place of work and any cafe she visits with a coffee in-hand that she can no longer conceive of having both hands free.
Ryan, 32, said: “If my hand isn’t weighed down with a latte I feel so light and free like I might just float away, or feel obliged to shake someone’s hand.
“Most of the time I don’t even drink it, I just like having a slightly warm hand and the knowledge I could spill 200ml of fluid down myself at any time.
“What’s so good about having empty hands anyway? It’s not the nineties. People aren’t walking around all free-handed, holding doors open for people and waving at their friends”.
Tom Logan, Ryan’s boyfriend, added: “Carolyn gets major anxiety in case she needs to dehydrate and there aren’t any coffee shops around.
“Her constant need to drink milky fluids is one of her little quirks, along with the claw her hand now forms when she isn’t holding her reusable coffee cup.”