A sign of addiction

It is muggy hot this morning, clothes sticking to your back on the short walk from the Metro to your office, and what do you decide you need right then?

A piping hot Starbucks coffee.

Might the consumption of hot coffee on a hot day, when you are already trying not to sweat stain your suit, be a sign? A sign that you have an addition.

That you need to admit that you are powerless over caffeine – that your life has become unmanageable. That you may need to quit this monkey, if only to save you the embarrassment of perspiration in your profession, not to mention the $5 you spend each morning on your fix.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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