My husband once said he felt we were behind the eight ball when midday struck because neither of us drink coffee.
I personally thought that made us super-human, but he genuinely felt we had an excuse for getting lethargic in the early afternoon when the rest of the world was buzzing.
I'm starting to think he may have a point.
I made a decision over 20 years ago to ditch the coffee. I've never really liked it, I abhor coffee breath and I felt it was contributing to my migraines.
Since then I've enjoyed being relatively "stimulant free".
I even decaffeinate my tea bags* before I have my morning cuppa.
So apart from a once-every-six-months can of coke and the occasional desperate Red Bull to keep me awake when doing the Canberra-Sydney-Canberra day trip, I don't have caffeine in my world.
This week I've started to think that perhaps my "stimulant free" status may be a little counter productive. I am really struggling with mid afternoon tiredness and a serious case of brain fog which could well be rectified with a good old fashioned cup of coffee.
Who am I kidding. Forget this mid-afternoon rubbish. I'm struggling the moment I get out of bed.
On Tuesday I actually had one of my rare Coke's at about 3pm and for the next four hours I was more productive than I'd been in ages.
So tell me:
Am I at a disadvantage due to a lack of caffeine?
Am I perhaps not super-human after all?
Is my stimulant free status putting me behind the eight ball?
* Rumour has it that if you dunk your tea bag in some boiling water, then empty it and start again, you are decaffeinating your tea because the caffeine apparently comes out in the first few jiggles.
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