A coffee shop is a perfect place to watch people. It didn’t occur to me until yesterday when referencing another customer by our pet name that this act of pseudonym bequeathing was a strange thing. Well of course we give you names. It would be weird if we asked you for your real name so we make them up. Not for purposes of cruelty but in an effort to differentiate while telling stories of how great and funny we are. We could make a lovely sitcom from the cast of characters that come into the shop. Not to mention the employees themselves.
Bushy beard guy who could easily play a Sid & Marty Krofft character.
Hot matt who later became dirty matt although I always thought him to be dirty.
The redhead lover. He’s always trying to get any redhead to go to the redhead festival in Scotland.
The pooper. For the price of a cup of coffee he uses our facilities….for his daily constitution.
Guy with a baby hanging off his front.
Tattoo daddy. A large man who can often be seen playing coffee shop in the corner with his 4 year old daughter.
The camper who has been witnessed photographing a pair of boots just like the ones on his feet…to sell online. We were told it was a long story. I just shrugged.
The creeper, a fan of offering mustache rides and invitations to adding to his underwear wall.
The puppeteer, who is mad for our spicy nuts and MUST have his sandwich cut in half ever since I made the offer on his first visit.
Gerald the coach who challenges me to a game of one on one soccer in the parking lot regularly.
The hugger, who embodies the non sequitur letter writer to the editor. He is a fact spewer. And man does he LOVE to hug. I only let that happen once. Didn’t like it.
Office space guy. You know the one who has his stapler taken and ends up working in the basement without getting a paycheck. This guy’s a dead ringer.
The grunter who refuses to use English which I assume is his first language. I got a smile out of him last week.
Please stayed tuned. A showing starring these and many other characters coming to a blog near you.