Thursday, October 8, 2009
I went to the in-house Starbucks for lunch. I ordered my lunch, and turned around to find a table. The tables were all filled with people and laptops using the WiFi. Some had even stacked their books on the adjoining tables so they were holding down two tables! ARRRGGGHHH! Here I am with lunch coming and nowhere to eat it - except at the counter in the sunshine. I guess I should be grateful that sunshine and laptops don't get along.
Having WiFi at a coffee house is a great thing. I do like the idea. However, does one cup of coffee entitle you to a seat for a morning or an afternoon? Time to do your homework with a friend or crash out some work in a friendly environment? Are you entitled to hog the space?
I asked that, but I really don't care about the answer. All I wanted was a nice place to eat my $8.50 lunch. I felt entitled to a comfortable table and they were all taken. I wish they would expand these coffee houses now to make room for the environment they created. I wish everyone could have a seat there.