Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Got Milk?

I've always been a milk person.

In the morning, evening or at night - I prefer milk.

Sometimes ovaltine, sometimes bournvita, sometimes cornflakes - with milk.

Not coffee, not tea but milk. Not that I've never had coffee or tea - just that given a choice - I want uncaffeinated lactose in the morning.

Maybe it was that "dhoodh dhoodh" song that made me so crazy about milk!

But today - it all changed.

I was attending a credit training session at work. Not too boring - but was just not able to stay awake and concentrate. The week had been a little tough till then and add to that - it was an early day. I'm a 9:30am to work person - not the 8am that had been happening in the week.

So around 9am I excused myself from the class, went out to the galley and made some coffee. I hated it. It was horrible. Too strong and not sweet enough. But I had it nonetheless. As I finished the cup, droopy eyelids and random day dreaming went away. I enjoyed the session a little more just because I was fighting the sleep fairy/angel/ogre anymore.

It also made me feel - how do i put it? - much more sophisticated! Just a random stupid feeling. BUT, the thought of jumpstarting every day with coffee made me feel more like the working adult I am. All the serious dudes on Wall street have coffee in the morning (at least seems like that in the movies). I've always heard of coffee breaks at work - never milk breaks. The head of my department at Capital One has a cup of Starbucks at every morning meeting. In fact - in all the morning meetings that I have managed to attend - almost everyone has steaming cup of coffee in front of them. I used to carry a bottle of strawberry milk.

That cup changed my opinion of this drink. I then liked coffee. I now like coffee. I've decided that I will now have it every morning henceforth. Maybe that will help me make my 9am meetings. Maybe that will also help me stay awake in the 9am meetings. Maybe I will be taken more seriously now! I'm just waiting to get hooked..

Rudy Kipling should have written..

If you can call yourself a coffee addict,
And need the caffeine before your day has begun;
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!


Blogger Golu said...

(smack) Doodh rocks. Waise coffee from madduland rocks. Yahan to yaar u have to make ur own coffee...utna enthu mujhe to nahin hota.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Akshi said...

:D. Diet coke is also sophisticated (or so I like to believe) and it works better than coffee at keeping me awake :P plus you earn rewards!!!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Roman said...

abey i dont understand how can anyone have coffee to stay awake yaar. i think the effect is mildly physiological and largely psychological!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

k2s...I am a little disappointed that you did not mention me in your coffee blog....i epitomize coffee consumption and have contributed more than my share in starbucks bottomline....

disappointed PJ

1:06 PM  
Blogger Karthik said...


I loved the end :D

And strawberry milk :)

2:21 PM  

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