And I had to pick today to quit coffee…

If you’ve ever talked to me before my three shots of espresso in the morning, you know I am not particularly cogent when I get up. If you’ve run into me after I’ve had my fifth or sixth shot, then you know I get a little shaky and strange. My wife says my lips turn blue and I am sure it aggravates my back, which is riddled with damage from skiing, climbing and falling off motorcycles. So, I decided to quit drinking coffee today and, if I could think, would be kicking myself for having forgotten what this is like.

I suppose Diet Coke would count as coffee methadone, but that would be a cheat, too. So, I am at a loss for words and wonder what kind of a god could put a spigot in the back of my head that, when left open, lets my brains run down into my shoes.

Author: Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, journalist and business model hacker. He operates this site, which is a collection of the blogs he's published over the years, as well as an archive of his professional publishing record. As always, this is a work in progress. Such is life.

2 thoughts on “And I had to pick today to quit coffee…”

  1. My brain hurts out of sympathy.

    It’s not so bad to decaf, outside of the first day or two… oh, the pain… I cut caffeine out entirely for about 6 months, and it was tough. I’ve since gone back, but it’s only 2 or 3 shots of espresso and maybe a diet coke in a day. I don’t NEED the caffeine like I once did, but I do enjoy the taste of a nice espresso….

    Good luck.

  2. I had my off coffee times with my pregancies. But then when it came back into my life – I noticed that it made me happy. So now – while I try and break it up a bit. I have come to see it as a beloved vice….with little ones – sometimes it helps me have a little me moment – sort of like what I think smokers get out cigarettes – but a lot less disgusting. Instead os tarred lungs – I only need to try and use whitener on my teeth once in awhile. About the bad health buzz that pops up – well everything in excess is bad – even water……cheers – I almost emailed you to find out how you are doing today!

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