Coffee Spills

What I hear and see and think about at the coffee shops I patronize.
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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Fashion policing the coffee shop

Usually, I would nix a school teacher wearing athletic shoes to class. I think they need higher standards than the kids. However, when one foot and leg are in a soft cast for bunion surgery, and the other foot is in an open toe, backless wedgy, ummm, No, go with the athletic shoe for stability. Let's not have a fall and break the other leg.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Summer coffee, please

A dad walks in the coffee shop in bare feet about 6:30 a.m., pushing the baby stroller. The clerk mentions the bare foot rule, but he says he can't leave the baby, so she gives him his coffee and he goes outside. While he waits, he unwraps a package of cigarettes. Soon Lakeside will be removing that choice from all public places too, even outside. I hope he doesn't smoke in the car with the baby strapped down and unable to get away from the smoke. In some states that's illegal too.
    Secondhand smoke is responsible for an estimated 150,000-300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year, and riding in a vehicle is one of the main ways children are exposed, the CDC says.
We shouldn't need laws for that "choice," but some parents/adults don't care that the rest of us don't want to stink or breathe their smoke.

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