George was tired.
It wasn’t just the day, though he had certainly had a long one. The caffeine rush he had gotten from the large black coffee he had picked up at the convenience store on the corner had long since dissipated. Five days a week, sometimes six, he could usually be found diligently buying his morning supplement on his way to the office. He used to get the morning paper as well, but it seemed he never had time anymore to read it.