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(Journal Times)   Guy buys closed coffee shop on busy street with little parking, reopens it and only lasts six months. Does he accept defeat graciously? Of course not, or it wouldn't be posted here (Bonus: comment section)   (journaltimes.com) divider line 156
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2013-02-08 02:18:24 PM
The guy looks pretty fat - I wouldn't want to buy coffee from him. He'd probably be dripping seat from ample fat rolls into my order - ugh.

/ Go be fat somewhere else fatty business owner.
// No second chance for a good first impression - for fatties, doubly so.
 
2013-02-08 02:24:30 PM
 But he said he was only looking for a certain clientele - "not Starbucks-like people who have common interest in coffee. I don't want the McDonald's coffee drinker."

So he's not looking for "Starbucks-like people" which I guess means people who need a large variety and willing to pay for it or hipsters writing their future screenplay in the cafe. That knocks out about 50%. And he's not looking for the "McDonald's coffee drinker" which I guess means people who need to have a cup of coffee to function (that's me) and are willing to get fast-food coffee to satisfy that. That knocks out the other 50%.

Who exactly was the "clientele" you were going for?

Moron
 
2013-02-08 02:26:33 PM
FTFA: "Served the last ungrateful person in my life hopefully,"

You are providing a paid service & you want people to thank you for the privilege of giving you their money? Hm.

I also love how his failed business is literally everyone else's fault.
 
2013-02-08 02:27:56 PM
What a pathetic sniveling asshole

/what's his Fark handle?
 
2013-02-08 02:28:55 PM
If you hate people, don't work in retail.
 
2013-02-08 02:35:12 PM
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

Worst. Customers. Ever.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 02:38:23 PM
You can tell he has a chin, because beard.
 
2013-02-08 02:39:27 PM
"I really hate dealing with the general public."

I understand completely, but what made you think you should open a coffee shop?
 
2013-02-08 02:41:19 PM
8am to 3pm are not good coffee shop hours.
 
2013-02-08 02:45:48 PM
Has this guy never worked in the service industry? I worked in sales and customer service for several years and hate customers with the power of a thousand angry bunnies.
 
2013-02-08 02:49:22 PM
Maybe he needs some coffee for an attitude adjustment.
 
2013-02-08 02:51:13 PM

scottydoesntknow: But he said he was only looking for a certain clientele - "not Starbucks-like people who have common interest in coffee. I don't want the McDonald's coffee drinker."

So he's not looking for "Starbucks-like people" which I guess means people who need a large variety and willing to pay for it or hipsters writing their future screenplay in the cafe. That knocks out about 50%. And he's not looking for the "McDonald's coffee drinker" which I guess means people who need to have a cup of coffee to function (that's me) and are willing to get fast-food coffee to satisfy that. That knocks out the other 50%.

Who exactly was the "clientele" you were going for?

Moron


Yeah, he seemed to exclude just about everyone with that.

Young also ripped the DRC and said its Downtown special events such as Party on the Pavement and holiday parades "do nothing," and said the organization didn't keep him informed. Young didn't get DRC newsletters because he was not a member.

Good job genius.
 
2013-02-08 03:03:06 PM
The internet is not going to be kind to this man.
 
2013-02-08 03:16:23 PM
huh, he hates dealing with the general public and wonders why his shop didn't get any business.

Also, subby, not that it makes a lot of difference, but according to the article he was open 18 months, not six.
 
2013-02-08 03:35:42 PM
I think he was going for the pretentious art house coffee crowd. They aren't Starbucks fans and they don't drink the swill at McDonald's... they also aren't a very supportive crowd and can be insufferable twits to deal with.

He shot himself in the foot by not being a part of the local business community. He drove away a steady customer base by focusing on prima donnas. Instead of taking responsibility for being short sighted and a generally bad business man he instead blames everyone else around him. No wonder he failed.
 
2013-02-08 03:39:49 PM
"I really hate dealing with the general public."

If this were still the 90s and you were attached to a record store, this would almost work. But it isn't, and he wasn't. So he's kind of an idiot for opening the shop, isn't he.
 
2013-02-08 03:46:50 PM
This guy opened a coffee shop with the intent of appealing to all five, maybe six, comically fussy coffee snobs in the Racine area willing to set aside their snobbery long enough to drink Alterra (which I love, but the snobs tend to frown on it).
 
2013-02-08 03:50:06 PM
Young didn't get DRC newsletters because he was not a member.

Oh, he's a member alright...
 
2013-02-08 03:52:14 PM
Ten bucks says his coffee was awful and that people "just didn't get" what he was going for by serving bad coffee.
 
2013-02-08 03:52:16 PM
This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with a Free Market Economy. It is not the Government's role to limit entry to the market place, but to provide a market full of choices for the consumer. Then it is up to the consumer to decide which companies make it and fail, they do this through their economic choices. Obviously you did not provide a product and service combination that the public was willing to spend money on. Another example of the free enterprise system working!
 
2013-02-08 03:52:32 PM
"Served the last ungrateful person in my life hopefully," Young posted to Facebook on Jan. 11. "I really hate dealing with the general public."

This is a good way to eliminate a handful of prospective employers from hiring you.
 
2013-02-08 03:53:27 PM

Vodka Zombie: This guy opened a coffee shop with the intent of appealing to all five, maybe six, <strike>comically fussy coffee</strike> comic book snobs in the Racine area willing to set aside their snobbery long enough to drink Alterra (which I love, but the snobs tend to frown on it).

 
2013-02-08 03:53:30 PM
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com


Local Pornography Enthusiast


 
2013-02-08 03:54:12 PM
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Uncanny.
 
2013-02-08 03:54:19 PM

MindStalker: Vodka Zombie: This guy opened a coffee shop with the intent of appealing to all five, maybe six, <strike>comically fussy coffee</strike> comic book snobs in the Racine area willing to set aside their snobbery long enough to drink Alterra (which I love, but the snobs tend to frown on it).


^^^ Fark?? WTF?!?
 
2013-02-08 03:55:03 PM
This guy is awesome.
 
2013-02-08 03:55:08 PM

rumpelstiltskin: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 300x224]

Worst. Customers. Ever.


wee: You can tell he has a chin, because beard.


you are both very funny people.
 
2013-02-08 03:55:17 PM
Maybe he should open up a comic book shop.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-08 03:55:33 PM

cannotsuggestaname: I think he was going for the pretentious art house coffee crowd. They aren't Starbucks fans and they don't drink the swill at McDonald's... they also aren't a very supportive crowd and can be insufferable twits to deal with.

He shot himself in the foot by not being a part of the local business community. He drove away a steady customer base by focusing on prima donnas. Instead of taking responsibility for being short sighted and a generally bad business man he instead blames everyone else around him. No wonder he failed.


After reading the comments I think his biggest problem was being a rude, annoying jerk and insulting his customers.
 
2013-02-08 03:55:39 PM
Opened in Jule 2011, closed last month = 6 months, subby?
 
2013-02-08 03:56:12 PM
Wow. This guy's true career is in a call center.  Wish I could work 8-3 and expect customers to throw money at me.  Well, strippers can work that way but neither he nor I have the body for it.
 
2013-02-08 03:56:36 PM
my sister in law went through this...

she bought an existing stand right next to the highway on/off ramps, decent location next to two gas stations, right in the whole commute and school traffic area.

she had to shutter. competition was just too stiff in her area, between two titty-stands, a starbucks, a 7-11 with shockingly good coffee and a jack in the box that didn't water down the kona.

pity. she made a pretty decent cup, too.
 
2013-02-08 03:57:19 PM
grahhh forgot to add:

unlike this buttdimple she was gracious about it, and celebrated that she was going to have free time again.
 
2013-02-08 03:57:57 PM

timujin: huh, he hates dealing with the general public and wonders why his shop didn't get any business.

Also, subby, not that it makes a lot of difference, but according to the article he was open 18 months, not six.


Subby's stuck in 2012, what a tool and (expletive).
 
2013-02-08 03:58:10 PM

sigdiamond2000: The internet is not going to be kind to this man.


There is no doubt of this.
 
2013-02-08 04:01:16 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /what's his Fark handle?


Let me check my Ignore list and get back to you.
 
2013-02-08 04:01:23 PM
go read some of the comments. people who actually went into his shop to gibe him money say he was an insufferable jackhole and they stopped going in.
 
2013-02-08 04:03:18 PM
There is no way this guy isn't a TFer.
 
2013-02-08 04:04:27 PM
Perhaps Wal*Mart greeter or airline server is more your vocation, sir.
 
2013-02-08 04:04:44 PM
HOW DARE YOU FILTHY PEONS NOT BUY MY OVERPRICED COFFEE! JUST FOR THAT I'M CLOSING MY SHOP NOW! I HOPE THAT TEACHES YOU A LESSON!!
 
2013-02-08 04:05:18 PM
So much WTF... I have no idea who he wanted to sell coffee too. Basically nobody, as far as I can tell. And if you hate everyone, don't take on a job where you have to deal with people on a daily basis.
 
2013-02-08 04:05:43 PM

scottydoesntknow: Who exactly was the "clientele" you were going for?

Moron


I absolutely love that you inadvertently answered your own query here. =D... justs needs an 's' as a suffix.
 
2013-02-08 04:06:53 PM
Boy, Superman has really let himself go.

If he didn't open his shop until 8:00AM every day, then he lost the business of damn near everyone who works.
You have to shoot for more like 5:00AM.

He is also a whining maggot.
 
2013-02-08 04:07:10 PM
Hey, now, Tenacious D could not have lasted forever.
 
2013-02-08 04:08:18 PM
Young also complained that DRC and city government should have limited the number of Downtown coffee shops. "Where's my protection?" he said.

Wow, really? Capitalism much? You're supposed to compete, a-hole, that's how it works. How much do you want to bet he was born in to a well-off family and thinks he's supposed to succeed just because he's special? That's probably where the money to buy the coffee shop came from.

The sad thing is if he was a billionaire he'd probably get the protectionsist measures he wanted.
 
2013-02-08 04:08:26 PM
I can see him now in my mind hovering over people there just to surf the net, read, or chat with somebody over coffee. 'seeee, how my coffee is like a gourmet burger compared to mcdonalds?!?!' Well, this is weird, let's never go back there.
 
2013-02-08 04:08:48 PM
CSB:

when i lived in Cambridge, MA some guy opened a coffee shop in an awesome location. But he had skin problems -- the kind where his hands would get all red and scaly and itchy. So he would pick at his hands in between serving customers, sometimes with his teeth, sometimes with a pen, sometimes with the counter.

I went back a few times (ordering things that came in sealed packages) just to marvel at the horror show, feeling sorry for the people whose bagels and muffins he was handling.

Anyway, not sure if it's still in business.
 
2013-02-08 04:09:09 PM
Some folks aren't cut out for the service industry. It's going to be fun to watch as the "ME! ME! ME! Generation" collides with this simple fact, over and over again. He's discovered that just starting a service-based business isn't enough to guarantee success - you have to start the right business, in the right place, at the right time, providing the right service to the right people.

If the comments are a useful indicator, he didn't know what the hell he was doing, and now blames everyone else for his failure.
 
2013-02-08 04:09:49 PM
If he had just charged liberals a dollar extra he would be a Top Businessman by now.

Top Businessman!
 
2013-02-08 04:10:20 PM

mcicchi: There is no way this guy isn't a TFer.


This clown is such an asshole he probably submitted it himself thinking the discussion would be about how he got screwed.
(Although the headline would refute that Assertion.)
 
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