Friday, September 20, 2013
My Coffee Shop
I'm not an early riser by any measure, but coming off a long flight I found myself tired early in the evening and wide awake early in the morning. I decided to go for a walk to see what my neighborhood looks like at 7:30am, and I found it's pretty much exactly the same only there are fewer people on the sidewalks. The real purpose of the walk was a visit to the local coffee shop. I made eye contact with the barista and grabbed the door and yanked only to find it wouldn't open. So I pushed. Still no luck. It occurred to me what was happening -- I'd arrived before the coffee shop opened. Or at least this coffee shop. I don't wake up early, but even I know it's insane to owns a coffee shop but wait until 8am to open. If you're not an early riser, the coffee shop business is not for you.