Coffee and a Kick in the Pants (formerly Tea and Sympathy)
"No caffè latte? And you call yourselves a bookstore?"
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"Do me a favor, honey, and go get me a latte?"
"Why don't I tell you a little bit about myself while you check to see if anything I'm wearing was made in a sweatshop."
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"Can I ask your advice about something you'd rather not know about me?"
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Meet The People in the Bookstore Café Staring at Their Laptops 2-4 p.m.
Tags:cyberspace, internet, computer, computers, chat rooms, chat room, world wide web, unsocial media, modern life, modern times, internet addiction, internet addictions, internet addict, screen time, computer addiction, coffee shop, coffee shops, cafe, cafes, café, cafés, freelance, freelancer, freelancers, self-employed, self-employment, self-employ, isolated, isolationism, isolated, human condition, gig economy, gig economies, new economy, modern economy, writers, writing, screenwriters, screenwriting, consultant, consultants, author, authors, laptop, laptops, portable computers, portable computing
"Why do I have to be talented at something? Why can't I just be talented?"
"Who's taking my order—the committee of the whole, or is there a liaison for decaf?"
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How the Northwest Was Won.
"Braithwaite & Starbucks. How may we help you?"
"I'll be right back- can you watch my Large Hadron Collider?"
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"I'm somewhere between O. and K."
Tags:friend, friendship, friends, okay, doing okay, struggle, struggling, modern life, mental health, mental health issues, depression, depressed, depressive, depressives, mental health issues, catch up, catch ups, catch-up, catch-ups, catching up, coffee shop, coffee shops, modern times, modern attitudes, ok, o.k., first world problems
"The coffee is free, but now we rent the tables."
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"Regular coffee? Really? Seriously?"
"I just discovered another starbucks."
Tags:coffee chain, coffee chains, coffee shop, coffee shops, barista, baristas, observatory, observatories, telescope, telescopes, astronomer, astronomers, astronomy, astrophysics, astrophysicist, astrophysicists, stargazer, stargazers, stargazing, discovery, discoveries, chain, chains, retailer, retailers, star, stars, new star, new stars
"Well, I guess if breathing through your mouth has kept you alive this far..."
"Our flavors of the day are Prodigal, Importune, and Mal de Siècle."
Tags:mal de siècle, mal de siecle, melancholy, disillusion, ennui, barista, baristas, coffee shop, coffee shops, coffee store, coffee stores, coffee, coffees, coffee flavour, coffee flavours, coffee flavor, coffee flavors, pretension, pretentious, pretensions, hipster, hipsters, political apathy, modern life, cafe, cafes
"I moved to the Internet to be closer to my children."
Tags:parents, parenting, parenthood, parental, parents, coffee shop, coffee, coffeeshop, coffeeshops, laptop, laptops, web, internet, kid, kids, dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood, new dad, new dads, new father, new fathers, millennial, millennials, kids these days, tech, gadget, gadgets, technological, family
"I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if I could borrow a little work?"
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"Here's a cappuccino place. Oh, forget it—too many nose rings with sketchbooks."
"Not everyone gets a coffee store chain named after him, eh, 'Ishmael'?"
"When you ask what I do, do you mean for money?"
"You're lucky, Dave. You have talent."
Tags:talent, talented, spoon, spoons, balance, balanced, balancing, diner, diners, food, foods, spoon on nose, incompetent, incompetence, idiot, idiots, immature, immaturity, childish, breakfast, restaurant, restaurants, coffee, coffee shop, coffee shops, friend, friends, sarcasm, sarcastic, mock, mocking, lunch, lunch counter, breakfast counter