I’ve remarked before about the wrong kind of people you might meet in Starbucks. Now, a list of the Top 5 individuals I would enjoy seeing and interacting with when I walk into a café.
- A Good Barista
The staff behind the counter can set the tone for a café and influence it in one direction or the other, good or bad, independent of anything else inside or outside the room. Fun it is to walk into a café and the barista already has my drink ready because she knows what I always order. The good barista knows how to interact with customers and often has something funny or witty to say. Some baristas know their regular customers as well as they know the menu.Buy my short story collection I mostly wrote in cafes: Queen of the Chess Cult and Other Stories
- A Good Talker
- Attractive People
- An Unexpected Friend
Too often, intriguing folks enter the cafe, stand in line, order their coffee, add milk, and then march right back outside and away to somewhere else. Interaction with the right people is fleeting, transitory, momentary, insufficient.
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