Call me superstitious if you want, but I firmly believe my first sip of coffee is a sign of what kind of day I'm about to have.
Most of the time, my morning coffee is just as straightforward and ordinary as my standing order - one large coffee, one cream, one sugar.
Some days, though, my coffee is bitter and burnt, or the coffee shop gets my order completely wrong.
That's when I know I'm in for a rotten mess of a day.
The only way to rescue the day is to crawl back into bed, but since that's usually not an option, I just take it as a sign that I should stiffen my upper lip and expect the worst....