Though applicable throughout the workday, coffee lag is especially perilous during the early hours, such as the morning commute, team meetings, and pseudo-serious conversations about life.
Symptoms include rambling speech, awkward gestures, and grand delusions of vacation (often resembles daydreaming). Note: coffee lag in an attractive person can be misdiagnosed as a hot mess.
Jane: "So what I think what you're saying is that you need a deadline extension...?"
Bob: (sips coffee)
Jane: "I'll just come back after your coffee lag wears off."
Wife: Why are you getting up in the middle of the night to make coffee?
Husband: It's so strange; I feel I need a café au lait.
Wife: Oh no, you must have coffee-lag!