Food for thought: Coffee Talk

6 Feb

Once in a while, we get to thinking beyond what our next meal will be. Some things about food culture and the behaviors that surround it are really intriguing, no?

Nothing too deep here, just scratching the surface and wanna get your opinion on it.

So, how loud is too loud?


Scenario: You plan a peaceful trip to a local coffee shop with your book, diary, laptop, whatever. You shimmy into a comfy position in a comfy chair, sip your drink, nibble your scone, and settle in for some ME time. Then the guy on his laptop next to you starts playing the latest episode of a guns-blazing cop show without headphones and the empty table behind you fills up with a boisterous foursome of intellectuals debating health care, education, foreign policy, and the finer points of their fresh-baked croissants.

Pondering: What do you do when you’re surrounded by indiscreet, ¬†coffee talk?

We’d: Be annoyed. Very annoyed. Although a coffee shop isn’t exactly the library you should follow suit with those around you – and those around you are being quiet – to avoid being rude and disruptive. Most likely we wouldn’t say anything. Afterall, it IS a public place that ISN’T dressed with signs reading “Quiet, please”.

You’d: Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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2 Responses to “Food for thought: Coffee Talk”

  1. Felicia D'Ambrosio February 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I don’t often work in coffee shops, so I’m probably the loud person annoying you! I did have to ask my table the other night to “stop yelling” while I was trying to take their order. They were sufficiently chastised.

    • Marie DiFeliciantonio February 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

      Sounds eerily similar to subbing high school Spanish. Child, behave!

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