Time at the Coffee Bars in PA Paul Losch's Community Blog, posted by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Mar 27, 2010 at 7:35 am Paul Losch is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Each workday, I stop on my way to work in Fremont to one of a handful of Palo Alto coffee places to pick up a brew.
I take a “half caf” which helps me get my day started and does not have me walking along the ceiling due to the caf-jolt.
I observe more and more people working on their laptops, doing Sudoku, not there to socialize with another person (this still goes on, but has less “market share”)
A sign of the times. I would be interested in what others’ impressions are, but my take is that these are people who largely are capable and out of work, and just get the hell out of the house as they did when they had a job to go to, instead of staying put in their homes.
But for the grace of a higher power, there go many more of us.
Posted by Surfing for mates, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on Mar 28, 2010 at 1:04 am
Perhaps these people are trying to meet people to date, and they cannot meet people by working in their home offices and they don't want to hit the bars/singles scenes because that just seems too low class.
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Mar 28, 2010 at 8:02 am Walter_E_Wallis is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Was not an English coffee shop named Lloyd's an early center of the insurance business? There might be a business model here where coffee shops added scanners and printers, teleconferencing booths and an in-house tech.
If, 35 years ago when I went into private practice I had proposed setting up a saloon where coffee was sold for twice the price of booze they would have laughed me out of town.