If having three drinks on the go at one time seems excessive, you are apparently alone – TikTokkers are in ‘beverage goblin’ mode.
Wtf does this mean? Fair question.
It’s nothing to do with overdoing it on the booze – it just means you have three drinks at once, each serving a different purpose.
Popular with gen z workers who have a home office set up, the idea is you have a range of drinks set up.
The drinks should each fall into one of three categories: fun, hydration, and energy.
So for example, a juice (fun), water (hydration) and coffee (energy).
Once you manage that, you have them set up so all bases are covered while you work or relax at home.
Sophia Pelton, a comedian no less, said in her viral video: ‘It could be water, matcha, Spindrift.
‘It could even be water, vodka, Red Bull… in those moments, I just feel like I have it all.
‘I’m living large, and I am a little prince. It’s like, caffeinate, alleviate, hydrate.’
Since then, other creators have adopted the trend.
One TikTokker called Kristen made up a song called ‘beverage goblin song’, with the caption: ‘Never underestimate the power of a fun little drink to help your productivity. Meet the beverage goblin aka a work-from-home queen.’
The lyrics say the drinks help the ‘body and mind’ ‘run’.
Under the song, someone commented: ‘Maybe becoming a beverage goblin will get me to drink enough fluids…’, while others said they felt ‘seen’ and ‘validated’ as they’d been doing this for years.
Other people have called their three bevs ’emotional support’ drinks.
If you still don’t quite get it, you’re not a beverage goblin – but maybe you should grab a glass of water.
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