Some people. Thank god rick to the rescue!
She seems to be a prime example of the jaded douchebag hipster that she is complaining about.
Whoa, so all that time staff talk to me and offer to refill my ice tea? I thought it's because they're nice people and I'm nice people who appreciates good sandwiches. I had no idea that it was all actually a sign that I'm cool enough to be a hipster!
The bitch inadvertently brings up an interesting issue. Young people -- especially those declining to get on the college-career-real-estate-retirement-death (CCRRD)treadmill -- need places to hang out. It's not just a consumerist prerogative; it's an essential social need. Because social behavior is so market-driven in our society, we don't bother to reproduce folkways. As a result, there are few built-in, reliable methods for a young man or woman to obtain sex (and/or drugs), build fraternity and share knowledge outside of school, so he or she ends up in need of a place to gather with others to figure it out higgly-piggly. (The internet mitigates some of this, but until it can incarnate living flesh, a la Videodrome, it will lack the human touch we all crave).By the logic of capitalism, one would assume that a business would find a way to meet this demand, but as it happens crowds of loitering young people tend to be bad for business. Obviously, this is not always the case, but it is in most cases. A lack of disposable income and lots of free time probably accounts for why this is so. By the way, places like Starbucks have been able to mine profits from the slim margins of the retail beverage business by keeping the loitering to a minimum. Uncomfortable, limited seating, disposable cups and drive-through windows are some of the strategies to this end. Slavoj Zizek says somewhere that the reason Starbucks coffee is so expensive is that you're paying extra for the ideology, which is so clever one wishes it were true.At any rate, I hope Bows squares this circle. I had a hard time finding congenial places to hang out when I was a kid, so I have empathy for the young hipsters.--Knowcebo
Who posted that? I have to know!Charles
Mr. Knowcebo, natch. If you're really interested...http://knowcebo.tumblr.com/ BTW, I left out a clause in the 2nd to the last graph. I meant to say, "Slavoj Zizek says somewhere that the reason Starbucks coffee is so expensive is that you're paying extra for the ideology, which is so clever one wishes it were true, but like everything else in our economy the high cost of speculative real estate is to blame." Or something like that. I usually comment on this blog at work, so I have to write really quickly. Hence the thinness of my argument.
oohh...how scandalous that someone's parents helped set them up in a business. I've never heard of such a thing. What's next? Parents helping someone with a down payment on a house?
Who cares if Olivia's parents bought her a car and trained helper monkey too? Haven't been to B&As yet, but when I do, I will judge it by the goods and services. I wonder if the anonymous poster avoids all establishments invested in by family. If so, I wouldn't recommend it. That would leave out a hell of a lot of venerable places to eat, drink and buy stuff. Based on what I hear and especially Mr Ele's yelp, this might be my kind of place. Sincerely, Ed Hunter
You mean people who have opinions different than yours are bitches? Didn't know that!
Now you know.
Hey thanks for posting a link to the bitch's page, that was pretty cool. I like her reviews. Good luck on your successful blog!
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