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Posted Wed Oct 19, 2005, 12:00am
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Two Hours of Joint Solitude
The Cafe Stage article by Chris Pluger

Solitude in a Cafe? Chris Pluger offers this short essay of an exploration of the reasons why we go to cafes - even if it is to "be alone".
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 9:06am
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ahh, yes. Further proof that some people are more concerned with the experience of shop atmosphere than they are with the experience of the coffee.  I love to find both in the same place, but it's just amazing to me how many people will settle for one or the other.

the desire we have to share experiences, to simply be together, seems to tell us that people are supposed to be with other people and enjoy time in each other's company

i like motorcycles and dogs.  i really don't get along with people.

but the sentiment is nice.

;)dank
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 9:39am
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dankbean Said:

i like motorcycles and dogs.  i really don't get along with people.

Posted October 20, 2005 link

Funny you should mention this . . . i'm in the process of putting together a business plan for a motorcycle shop run by dogs.

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 9:40am
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dankbean Said:

i really don't get along with people.

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no kidding?!!!? I would have never guessed!

;)

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 9:48am
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MarkPrince Said:

no kidding?!!!? I would have never guessed!

;)

Mark

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i should put that in the profile, shouldn't I?   hahahha

so are you gonna reply to "the other thread" or should i just find something else to do...?

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 9:53am
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dankbean Said:

i really don't get along with people.


CoffeeKid Said:

no kidding?!!!? I would have never guessed!
;)

Mark


Wow, Twilight Zone here!, maybe The Outer Limits too!!., you're a 'person' in the big collective know as "people" aren't you? I imagine ya get along with yourself?? MmmwaaaHahaaa!!! {:-O {;-D

 
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 9:57am
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you're all just a bunch of zeros and ones to me.

especially stinky.  and he's definitely a zero. ;)
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 10:18am
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I dont know if it was out of sympathy or sarcasm, but I could not help but laugh as I finished this article.  Even so, it was written very well and tied together like a neat little package.
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 10:42am
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oops. posted in the wrong thread.  sorry.

did i say this was a good article?  i meant to.  i like the honesty.
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 1:03pm
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So you'd consider yourself a social drinker?  
What causes what?  The coffee causes the chance for "fulfilling contacts, more intimate interaction, and deeper understandings".  Or does the interaction cause the coffee?  As you said, the coffee isn't truly worth the effort/time/money, but the atmosphere makes up for it.  My question is, "Is coffee truly necessary?"  How, exactly, do the unique qualities of overpriced caffeinated products and baked goods work together so harmoniously to promote this fulfillment of deep social needs?    Perhaps the magic behind these coffee shops is the presence of comfy chairs.  Mix that with a staple to modern Americans' lives and you've got both the hook and bait.  People come for the coffee; they come back for the comfy chairs and the people who fill them.
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