Coffee shops are basically relationships.
You know what it is like to go to a certain coffee shop for quite a while and find, later, another coffee shop you would like to start attending but struggle inside over the decision to change.
You know what it feels like to go BACK to that old coffee shop because you happen to be in the area. You know the sense of disappointment you get from the barista when they ask you,
“Hey! Where have you been? We haven’t seen you in a long time.”
You know the answer…the true answer. You know you have fallen in love with another cooler place with much better coffee, cheaper prices and better looks, but you cowardly remark, “Yeah! I’ve been real busy lately.”
For 6 months? You’ve been “busy” for the last 6 months????
Of course not! You know that you’ve found a better place to go, but you don’t want to say anything there. You don’t want to face the looming sense of cheating you feel deep down. You know where you have been the last several months, and it hasn’t been “busy”.
Its also kind of like running into an old girlfriend who you have long forgotten but who is still kind of into you.
You know what I’m talking about in those times you are sipping freshly roasted and brewed coffee while you enjoy fast broadband wireless Internet in your plush, plump chair…the whole time thinking:
“I’m so bad!”