“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” – Flash Rosenberg
Monday, October 13th
It was up in the air as to whether I could attend a preliminary meeting with parents interested in planning this year’s fundraising auction. It’s the largest fundraiser we have for the year, and I figured I have enough juice in me to help out with this as well. I was in the midst of writing an email to the organizer telling her how I could help when I received a text offering a ride. Well then, I guess I’ll go…
I had planned on grabbing a snack for my son to nosh on while I met with the parents, so it made sense for me to grab a coffee at the same time. A large Americano would do me well for the meeting. I sipped, we introduced ourselves, I sipped some more, we discussed capacity for the event, I sipped, we talked about what roles we’d like to assist with. Then the coffee was gone. Side conversations started covering different aspects of the event, and I started to feel tingly. Tingly, that is, beyond the usual thrill of coffee. This was a jolt.
The jolting continued, and I tried to focus. The meeting ended and I made my way back home to my house where I proceeded to sort all sorts of things out. Mainly, I was sending emails. The thing is, I really can’t remember exactly what I did because I felt like I was in the grips of coffee mania – straight up jittery blusterness caused by caffeine. It did not feel good and I can’t vouch as to whether it was truly productive or not if I am cleaning up the messes today.
How does coffee affect you?