Yesterday morning, in my infinite wisdom, I decided that I didnot need a cup of coffee. I was, infact, too tired to make myself a cup. Youwould think that that would have been fairly good indicator that I did, indeed,need a dose of caffeine but, whatever, it didn't happen.
Later in the day I was at work in a meeting with our $200/hour software developer consultant. He was showing me and myboss how to make modifications to a form; very interesting and informative, Iassure you. Really it is . . . well, forme it is.
Anyhoo, I’m sitting there paying attention to his demonstrationand suddenly I start fading. Pretty soonit became a struggle to keep my eyes open. He looked in my direction to explain something and he said, “Whoa, you’resleeping.”
I wasn’t actually asleep, butI was fighting it hard. “I am.” I replied, “You cantell?” He said, “You look dazed and you’reeyes are practically crossed.” He proceededto give me a dollar and insisted I go get a cup of coffee. I balked. He said, “No, really. I insist.” Okay. Albeitfor me to refuse free caffeine. It wasthe best cup of coffee I’ve had in ages. He said, “Free coffee is always the best coffee.”
Lesson learned . . . make coffee in the morning even if you’retoo tired to make it. Now, if I couldonly remember what he was trying to teach me . . . that was a lesson notlearned, apparently.