Coffee Spills

What I hear and see and think about at the coffee shops I patronize.
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Friday, November 25, 2005

Coffee on holidays

I make really awful coffee, but yesterday the weather was nasty, and I did dust off my Mr. Coffee 3-cup maker. It wasn't too bad--I even added a bit of chocolate raspberry flavored coffee.

"Going out" for coffee is something I've done for about 50 years--starting probably when I worked the counter at Zickuhr's Pharmcy in my home town. That's when it was $.10 a cup and I'd get a dime tip and all the town's gossip for free. It is still a social event, at least for me. No matter what McDonald's or Caribou or Cup 'o Joe's I enter, I see a group of regulars solving the day's problems. That's why I have a special blog about coffee shops. So you see, I've been on the other side of the counter too.

Today is "black Friday," and I chatted with two women who'd come to Panera's at 6 a.m. when they saw the huge line snaking around the K-Mart lot waiting for it to open. They were enjoying their coffee and some holiday rolls while sorting through a pile of newspaper ads and inserts. The younger one said she'd worked at K-Mart for 3 years when she was a teen-ager and just wanted to see what it was like on the other side. But not that bad!


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