Melissa at Suger Coat It has decided to go caffeine free for the month of December and has invited anyone else to join in if they want to. I thought I'd give it a try. I only have one coffee a day, (on working days), giving that up can't be too hard, surely?
I didn't read her post until late yesterday evening, so yesterday was a complete washout, since I'd had a coffee within minutes of getting home from work.
I made up my mind to start my December Decaf today.
Ha Ha! Major slip-up in the early hours of this morning, when I woke at 4.30, made my usual cup'a'java and took it back to bed to drink while I finished the book I'd been reading. The wee hours of the morning on days that I'm not working are perfect for this as I can snuggle back down and sleep again when my eyes just won't stay open another minute. This is a habit I'm going to have to break if I want to do a whole caffeine free month.
Keeping in mind that the caffeine I'm alluding to is only coffee. I'm fully aware that other foods contain caffeine, but I don't know what a lot of them are. There's chocolate.....which I am not giving up....and tea.....I only drink herbal teas...........
So today is another complete washout and I'll try starting over tomorrow. I'll make it a full month by taking the decaffeinating to January 3rd.
Moving on; something I find a little disturbing.
Mobile phones in toilets.
Earlier this morning I was in a Ladies restroom when I heard a phone ringing. There was a scuffling noise which I assume was the woman rummaging around in her bag for the phone, then she answered it. While she was peeing! While I was washing my hands, the woman came out, still talking on her phone that she'd tucked under her chin/neck/shoulder area and proceeded to wash her hands, then dry them, as you do, because toilets are germy places. Especially public toilets. I'm pretty sure these people don't also wash or otherwise sanitise their mobile phones.
There have been other incidents. Even at work, I've heard women answering their phones while doing whatever it is they do inside the cubicle.
Aside from the germ factor, (it's public toilets we're talking about and not everybody washes their hands..), does anyone consider the person at the other end of that phone call?
Now I can only speak for myself here, but when I'm phoning someone, what I don't want to hear in the background is peeing, pooping, flushing, handwashing. Not from the person answering the phone, nor from people in neighbouring cubicles.
Surely nothing is so important that it can't wait the two or three minutes that it takes to finish up and get outside the restroom?
The same applies to people who go into a restroom cubicle and dial their phones for a nice long conversation as soon as they sit down. (do they realise that anyone else in there can hear every word they're saying? Even without actively listening?)
Do they think about germ transfer from hands to phone?
Fingers that wipe your bum, (yes, I'm getting really personal here), then continue to hold that phone, perhaps even finishing a call and straight away dialling another number....you may then go out and wash your hands, but what about the phone? I'm guessing it doesn't even get a wipeover with an antibacterial wipe. Do your kids play with your phone? Your babies? Toddlers who still put everything in their mouths?
The other thing that has disturbed me?
Yesterday's front page on the Advertiser, Adelaide's daily newspaper.
$90,000 pay rise for the PM.
That's not her pay, that's her pay rise.
No wonder her smile is as wide as the Great Australian