Dollars and sense and coffee

February 23rd, 2008 Comments Off on Dollars and sense and coffee

Over the door of a Leipzig coffeeshop is a sculptural representation of a man in Turkish dress receiving a cup of coffee from a boy.Image from WikipediaLots of people are regularly complaining about the prices of beverages in public places, of senslesly spending money outside, of irational way of life of the mojority they don’t understand.
Fact is that going for coffee or adrink often can be expensive. But one has to be clear by himself, what she is buying – obiously not the coffee beans. There are plenty of other ways to understand it:

  • one can be paying for some special, his favourite beverage, that she can’t have at home
  • or for the opportunity to meet someone passing by
  • or for the opportunity to meet with someone on a neutral terrain
  • or to have a quiet place to stop and think for a moment
  • or simply be paying for not having to be at home.

… I’m sure there’s plenty of other reasons people have to go spend some time, alone or with friends. None is senseless…

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