Monday, September 26, 2011

In The Coffee Shop

I have always wondered what it was like to be the douchey person in a coffee shop with a as of right now I am sitting in a coffee shop with my laptop, and my coffee, ( I don't even like coffee ) typing away on my computer as if I am someone with a lot of work to get done. Look at me, on my Mac, with my coffee, and my ear buds, I don't even want to hear you I am so important.

In all honesty, I didn't really get what the point of going to a coffee shop with a laptop was. I am sure it could be a convenient way to get work done if you don't have internet? Are on a break, in-between classes..or if you just need to be away from the distraction of home ( mostly the refrigerator ). I don't know how Starbucks could be a more distracting place to get work done. There is constantly people walking by you, orders being yelled out like an unfortunate case of turrets syndrome, Facebook is still completely accessible, and the people...they are not just distracting, but quite fascinating. There is not a lot of people really taking a time to sit down today, but there is the usual hipsters joining in on the laptop party ( only they are much better dressed than me  ) a big guy to my right with a 5:00 shadow reading the morning paper, a guy in front of me on his iPad actually using the stand thingy that comes with those $50.00 cases, and the guy to my left is my old basketball coach. Small world. Of course, he doesn't recognize me because he knew me when I was a little boy, but I remember him quite well.

So why am I even at a Starbucks right now? Well lets just say that there are some situations that you just need to get away. Hence, I will no longer judge the douchebags that I see in the corner with their laptops at Starbucks. In fact, I won't even call them douchebags. They are now WiFi whores. Joking. Kind of. Its a free world, and Free WiFi is to coffee as chocolate chip cookies is to milk. ( there I go with the food again. )

Cheers to the start of my week off of school, and forcing myself to like coffee.


  1. I'm pretty sure Starbucks has tea as well :) and working from a coffee shop makes you modern, as long as you don't work AT the coffee shop :)

    Cheers !

  2. I'm not a douchey person nor a Wifi whore. I enjoy going to a coffee shop and being on my laptop because it was something a close friend of mine and I use to do before she left for the Peace Corps. It reminds me of her.

    Don't force yourself to like coffee. Try tea if that is better for you.

  3. Oh, my goodness. This made me laugh so hard. I tried doing the writing from a cafe (mine's was a very crowded Panera Bread) and I couldn't do it. With Edwin and Heather aside, I keep thinking the same thing with people in a coffee shop. Maybe they get a high from the coffee fumes?

  4. Old coach eh? I know which Starbucks you went to. Why did I imagine you had gone to a closer one? I know, the further was the better! :o)

  5. Haha, I read this, from a Starbucks, with earbuds in, on a mac. I am the stereotype. Thankfully, it's what I do, so I can't deny it. I love you sister. You are freaking hilarious!

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    I would write more, but I need to get a refill on my iced coffee and check my Facebook. (I kid…)

  6. OMG. This post made me laugh so hard. And so much truth! I can never get anything done when I go to Starbucks or Panera. I'm too invested in people watching! ;)

  7. I don't usually go to coffee shops to work, but I have before. And every time it's been to get away from people or places.

    And coffee. Nom.