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The barista is post-ironic.
The coffee's got spunk. I hate spunk.
If the coffee-machine area is anything to go buy, I fear checking the kitchen is not an invitation they should extend lightly.
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?
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.
Then again I don't want to negate your comments. What to do?
"Please, don't check our kitchen today! Somebody spilled the beans."
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...
I am so there, wherever there is.On a Zen note, wherever you go, there you are.
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.
"I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member."
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)
There's a great deal of chaos in this world. Some of it goes away after a double shot of espresso on ice.
You had me at pie.
“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/
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. )
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.
Looks like my kind of place :-).Good night, Petrea. Have a zenful sleep.
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!
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.
And that's the way things should be, dear Petrea! When I visit someday, I want to go there with you.
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.
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.
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