Category Archives: Starbucks Patrons

Flexibility and Focus

And then there’s the furiously focused teen girl, so completely lost in some online game, that I doubt she remembers anything or anyone who was here. The place was packed.  Boisterous, noisy, friendly.  But her eyes never left the computer … Continue reading

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Things I would like to un-see

No. In fact, you did not get away with it. When you’re in public, in a bustling coffee house, someone will inevitably notice if you pick a booger and eat it. So, just … don’t.  Or, at least go home; … Continue reading

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Hard to Get Eye-to-Eye

Just saw the cutest thing. A young mother with her young daughter – maybe three or four years old. The girl asks her mom, “What’s that?” looking at the massive mural on the wall — a painting of a coffee … Continue reading

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Invisible. Please.

Sometimes, I go to a Starbucks to chill, maybe even to be social. More often, I’m there to get work done while under the influence of caffeine. Next time a stranger talks to me when I’m alone and clearly working, … Continue reading

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How Dare They!

A customer – in his 60s, maybe even 70s – at the coffee shop counter just got hot under the collar, raising his voice.  Why? Because the drink he always orders had gone up 45 cents since the last time … Continue reading

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No Boundaries … A Good Strategy?

So this tottering old guy walks over to the the quad of easy chairs, which are all being used, and sidles over to two middle-aged patrons who are leaning in toward each other, obviously and deeply engaged in conversation, and … Continue reading

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Treats for Surfing Freeloaders

Two young guys grab a table right next to mine.  They whip out laptops.  I offer to share my outlet via my 3-way adapter. Later I notice that not only are they not drinking Starbucks beverages but they aren’t eating … Continue reading

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