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Time at the Coffee Bars in PA

Original post made by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Mar 27, 2010

Each workday, I stop on my way to work in Fremont to one of a handful of Palo Alto coffee places to pick up a brew.

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Posted by yes
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I noticed the same thing. I draw different conclusions with equally limited evidence and certainty; I think these people are working in the lowest cost office they can find.


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Posted by Surfing for mates
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 28, 2010 at 1:04 am

Perhaps these people are trying to meet people to date, and they cannot meet people by working in their home offices and they don't want to hit the bars/singles scenes because that just seems too low class.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 28, 2010 at 8:02 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Was not an English coffee shop named Lloyd's an early center of the insurance business? There might be a business model here where coffee shops added scanners and printers, teleconferencing booths and an in-house tech.
If, 35 years ago when I went into private practice I had proposed setting up a saloon where coffee was sold for twice the price of booze they would have laughed me out of town.


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Posted by nobody
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 28, 2010 at 10:32 am

It's a cheap way to get out of the house and still look for a job online.


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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm

The "working in a coffee shop" is not limited to the out of work. Many people starting businesses spend time in coffee shops actually working.


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Posted by Merrill Inman Roe
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm

With the dawning of the great Utopia of Obamacare, we'll probably be seeing many more people spending their time in places like these.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Mar 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I'm a 48 year old graduate student and I do my homework in coffee shops. At home I'm too distracted by...my home, basically.