I had kinda assumed that after a day refraining from coffee, I'd sleep like a baby. Uh...well, a colicky baby perhaps. I barely got a wink and was very tempted to get caffeine this morning and put off this detox for a later date. But, as I had no coffee in my house and was too tired to make the effort to get some, I settled for a shot of E3Live. It worked it giving me some energy.
It gave me enough energy to walk to the local UPS store, somewhere safe from temptation. As I walked to the desk and a familiar scent greeted me. Sniff sniff...since when did UPS start selling coffee? I looked around and although no coffee was in sight the scent was still present. Was I hallucinating? It's only day 2! I still have 19 days to go! I imagine I might have looked like an addict, if only for a second, as my mind raced through so many good coffee memories.
The clerk must have sensed my desperation and put my fears of hallucination at bay. 'I hate when they come in here to send things. It always makes me want coffee.' I looked down at the large box next to me and saw the sender's name of one of the local coffee roasting company. I inhaled deeply....
19 more days....let's hope I get some sleep in the meantime.
Photo by Jeroen van Oostrom