Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Some Kick With Your Coffee
Day-to-day resolve for work-life balance does exist. The Spanish have siesta. Italians have a glass of wine. Americans have conditions. Most of the -ics and -isms tied to work, booze, sex, or mental status can by cured by finding a happy medium. There is a drink of choice for hump days you don't want to start, empty office holidays you can't wait out, and vacations you've yet to recuperate from. Order your usual coffee with a shot of whiskey, or an "Irish Coffee" if you're at a diner or bar. It's easy-going energy that loosens tensions while maintaining focus. Just limit them to one at a time, once a week (if that), but never more; there's an -ism for that.