Blind Ambition in Quest for Caffeine

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There are people who believe that coffee is not an addiction but I have proof that it must be. One particular winter, when my daughter was not yet a year old, we were having an immense amount of snow fall. In one particular blizzard as I was stuck inside with my baby keeping warm and secure I get a frantic phone call from my next door neighbor.

It seems that the elements outside forced my neighbor to be trapped inside as well, but he told me he had a problem and asked if I could help him. “Please, I am out of coffee and I need a cup… do you have any?!” he pleaded. Okay, this may not sound like a desperate situation since our houses were literally only about 15 feet apart and even with the snow someone should be able to make it through the snow at least that far on foot. Here is the problem, my neighbor is blind. Normally I would of taken the baby and gone over to Vinny’s home for a visit or he would take his faithful guide dog to come to see me.

With the snow there was no option for me to get out nor for Vinny to make it through to me with his guide dog. “No problem”, he told me, “I will feel my way over, I have to have coffee!”. So there I am watching as Vinny makes it out his door, feels his way down his stairs, gets across his snow filled driveway, in the at least two feet of snow, and walks to the side of my house until he makes contact as he hits the shingles. Vinny starts literally feeling his way through the high snow touching the house to lead him to my front door, which is on the other side, making it to my unshoveled steps. At this point I am cheering for him to make it to the door.

I help Vinny inside, guiding him with the scent of the caffeinated bliss that he so craved. Wet and exhausted Vinny drank up his reward. We still laugh together about that day that Vinny’s blind ambition totally proved that coffee truly is an addiction that one would risk harm to get a fix.

About Carol Ruth Weber

Carol Ruth Weber has a single mission of dancing people towards results to achieve peace in their surroundings! After attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater, Carol began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer. She then used her skills and knowledge to segue deeper within the world of creativity as an Interior Designer, Artist and Writer. Carol understands the anxieties of having to get the show ready for opening night and has honed her organizational talents, business knowledge and her view of laughter-as-the-best-medicine into services to assist others. Carol has worked as a contributing author for various venues including Examiner.com, CBS Local, and Care.com. She can be viewed starring in several eHow video series: Ideas for Home Decorating, Interior Decorating, Back to School: Dorm Life as well as the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate video series: Interior Decorating. Carol can be contacted at weberlifedesign.com

About Carol Ruth Weber

Carol Ruth Weber has a single mission of dancing people towards results to achieve peace in their surroundings! After attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater, Carol began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer. She then used her skills and knowledge to segue deeper within the world of creativity as an Interior Designer, Artist and Writer. Carol understands the anxieties of having to get the show ready for opening night and has honed her organizational talents, business knowledge and her view of laughter-as-the-best-medicine into services to assist others. Carol has worked as a contributing author for various venues including Examiner.com, CBS Local, and Care.com. She can be viewed starring in several eHow video series: Ideas for Home Decorating, Interior Decorating, Back to School: Dorm Life as well as the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate video series: Interior Decorating. Carol can be contacted at weberlifedesign.com

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