After I dropped my wife off at Costco this morning, I had an hour to burn before my”Genius Bar” appointment at the Apple store. I had a coupon for a free drink so I decided to do some reading at Starbucks.
As I pulled up, I noticed that the parking lot was nearly full. When I walked in the place was packed! at 10:00 in the morning! on a weekday!
Don’t these people have to go to work? I mean, I have an excuse. I’m only there because my new job won’t start until January 5th.
After ordering and picking up my drink, I found a recently emptied table. As I sat down, I noticed that a man at the table to the right of mine had an Apple MacBook on some type of high tech looking stand.
“I take it you use that thing (the computer) a lot.”
“Yeah. This is my office.”
“Really? What do you do?”
“I write crime novels.”
“Is that right?”
“Yeah. You’re on writer’s row. She (the woman with a laptop at the table to the right of his) is also a writer and then there is another guy who usually sits at the next table.”
“I don’t really read novels, but what is your most famous book that I might have heard of?”
He then walked over and pulled out a four color folded business card with his book covers adorning the outsides. His name is Joel Goldman.
But I thought that all of the creative people in the country lived in Los Angeles or New York??? Hmmm…
I assume that the rest of the patrons must work for Sprint since their headquarters are right across the street.