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Monday, August 20, 2012

Zen Monday: #210

Welcome to Zen Monday. It's the day you write the copy instead of me. Tell us, in your heart of hearts, what the photo means to you.

23 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

The barista is post-ironic.

Clifford Beshers said...

The coffee's got spunk. I hate spunk.

Shell Sherree said...

If the coffee-machine area is anything to go buy, I fear checking the kitchen is not an invitation they should extend lightly.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I agree w/the above... what's up w/the the white towels under the coffee machine?... Organization skills are lacking or, am I just being a bit too nit picky?

Petrea Burchard said...

Hmm. I think I'll re-crop this one. We've just had a rush and I don't wish to disparage a favorite business.

Petrea Burchard said...

Then again I don't want to negate your comments. What to do?

Speedway said...

"Please, don't check our kitchen today! Somebody spilled the beans."

Kalei's Best Friend said...

P: Don't recrop it because then it will look like there is something wrong... Is the kitchen pretty small? If so, then that explains why certain things are placed haphazardly...

Desiree said...

I am so there, wherever there is.

On a Zen note, wherever you go, there you are.

dive said...

I don't care that it looks a little "well used" and messy; it just shows the place is busy. Any coffee shop whose staff are smart enough to appreciate the correct use of sarcasm is somewhere I'm happy to drink.

altadenahiker said...

"I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member."

Nancy Scott said...

Thanks, Petrea, for not wanting to
disparage a favorite business! Of course, I recognized it....and know this place gets busy ;-)
Have always loved the sarcasm sign, even though i don't think I've ever been served sarcasm by the good folks behind the counter.(Or perhaps I'm just oblivious)

-K- said...

There's a great deal of chaos in this world. Some of it goes away after a double shot of espresso on ice.

Katie said...

You had me at pie.

Susan Campisi said...

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain, from http://www.sarcasmsociety.com/

Bellis said...

oh sure , I check that kitchen every day. and those pies are sooo good.

(I'm shocked that no-one who's commented so far will qualify to be a member of the society - except Dive, of course. )

Petrea Burchard said...

It's funny how some Zen Mondays turn out exactly as I imagine they will, and some take a turn I could never have guessed. This one is the latter. I was absolutely certain you'd all be bandying sarcastic remarks back and forth all day. But I guess that's hard to do without tone of voice.

That's a delightful link, Susan. I've just enjoyed some quotes from Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx, Mark Twain and Victor Borge, to name a few.

G'night, everybody and thanks for the Zen, a term you know I use loosely.

Ms M said...

Looks like my kind of place :-).
Good night, Petrea. Have a zenful sleep.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, I feel terrible. I didn't mean to disparage a good and decent establishment. It may be a tad haphazard at this moment in time, but it's clean as a whistle. Sorry, Petrea!

Petrea Burchard said...

Oh Shell! Don't feel bad. I'm the one who posted the photo without thinking what folks would see there.

Friday mornings at this favorite Altadena establishment are rush rush rush. It's a one-man operation and our dear barista takes care of customers first, clean-up when the rush fades. We love him for it.

Shell Sherree said...

And that's the way things should be, dear Petrea! When I visit someday, I want to go there with you.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

A picture is just a moment in time. Personally I think that this looks fine and is a place where they make coffee rather than a place that is perhaps more about being seen to make coffee.

Petrea Burchard said...

Shell, when you come to visit we'll go there, as we will to all the finest establishments.

You're right, Paul. They make very good coffee, in an atmosphere where folks feel welcome. It's a neighborhood gathering place, where people meet and news is exchanged.