Have a wonderful Easter. For the third year in a row I asked Doug what to say on Good Friday.
“anything but have a Good Friday.”
The Dawg is just too funny.
I have begun to update my photoblog. The new pictures include my very exciting walk through the wild side of five Brooklyn hoods. I began in Coney Island and walked through Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sea Gate and Sheepshead Bay. It’s one of my favorite borough walks. It is my fave…come to think of it. I love the ocean. But I hope to bring you walks from Long Island City to Astoria through Sunnyside. Places I have always known and taken for granted. I don’t know Staten Island except for the ferry. Though I was born there
I’m just learning the camera. It’s a bit more complicated than my old point and shoots. I spent the winter shooting objects in my house because it was too cold to take outdoor pictures.
I was waiting for a friend at Starbucks who was just planning to get a drink. I bought a fruit salad, yogurt and coffee. I actually arrived about half hour early because it was freezing, windy and I cut my walk short.
Generally my Starbucks is manageable but it’s spring break. A woman asked if she could join me. Though I was waiting for a friend, she wasn’t there yet. I said yes. The women than motioned to some people I couldn’t see: two older teenage boys and an eleven-twelve year old girl.
The woman then asked me to leave. I told her no, and she told me that I was rude. Excuse me? I offered her a seat at my table. I wasn’t taking her table.
Is there some kind of new rule that I have missed? Are adults supposed to give up their tables for children? I had two food items and a hot drink. I was reading a newspaper.
Was I supposed to gather my things and find another table? There were other tables of single people. When she first asked me, if she had said “I have three kids. I found you another table,” i would have gladly moved.
These kids weren’t young. They didn’t seem to need special handling. Am I wrong for being angry? I actually wasn’t at the time. When I arrived home, I accidentally replayed the incident in my mind.
I’m at a total loss. When I was a kid, my parents viewed waiting for a table as an exercise in learning manners. To ask another person to leave a table was unthinkable.
At Starbucks, the culture is such that people can sit without a drink or food.
This incident seems so minimal but I find myself in children first incidents all the time, and I’m damn sick of it.
At the movies last week, we sat behind six kids who had the large keyboard cells that look like cheap Blackberry’s. They text messaged each other during the film. One person asked them to stop. They stopped for about five minutes.
Looking at lighted keypads is very distracting during a movie, but hey, if a kid wants to do it…..
This is a link to my Allied Interstate page from the old Courting. Forgot to do it, and it provides a place for people to rant about a horrible company.