I have now gone two weeks without coffee, but I am weakening.
The first week was a bit like giving up smoking - there were overt physical symptoms for about six days.
The second week was more subtle - it was as though I was nervy and I knew a cup of coffee would cure me. Also I found I wanted a coffee after a meal.
But now in my third week it is as though I am tired of fighting caffeine. I am ready to give up and order a flat white.
Yeah, it's like I am becoming depressed without coffee.
When I gave up coffee, caffeine first struck back physically, then at my nervous system, then in my desire. But the latest assault by caffeine is on my emotions.
Caffeine is attacking my very emotional will to fight back.
If only I could take a knife and stab caffeine to death, but the only thing that seems to work is to strangle caffeine very slowly to death. But I feel my fingers slipping off her throat.
Who will save me?
Or will I go down to ignominious defeat?