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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 33
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2013-02-08 02:39:27 PM
10 votes:
"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 02:24:30 PM
9 votes:
 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 02:35:12 PM
7 votes:
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

Worst. Customers. Ever.
2013-02-08 03:54:12 PM
5 votes:
www.dumpyourphoto.com
www.dumpyourphoto.com
Uncanny.
2013-02-08 03:03:06 PM
5 votes:
The internet is not going to be kind to this man.
2013-02-08 02:28:55 PM
4 votes:
If you hate people, don't work in retail.
2013-02-08 03:55:33 PM
3 votes:

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 03:52:16 PM
3 votes:
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 03:35:42 PM
3 votes:
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 02:41:19 PM
3 votes:
8am to 3pm are not good coffee shop hours.
wee [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 02:38:23 PM
3 votes:
You can tell he has a chin, because beard.
2013-02-08 02:27:56 PM
3 votes:
What a pathetic sniveling asshole

/what's his Fark handle?
2013-02-08 02:26:33 PM
3 votes:
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 04:05:18 PM
2 votes:
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 03:52:14 PM
2 votes:
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 02:51:13 PM
2 votes:

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 07:38:31 PM
1 votes:
If i owned a coffee shop i would love the Starbucks and McDonalds types. Sounds like easy quick money.

I can be stuffy on my own time while im spending all that money. If he really thought those people were rubes he wouldn't have been so averse to taking their money. He's a fat ugly broke ass elitist.

Its really easy to nod your head and smile at someone you despise when they are handing you cash.
2013-02-08 06:58:25 PM
1 votes:

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?


There is only one worthy of coming to this coffeeshop, here he is:
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

/A business existing only for people as cool/smart as you has a bad business model
2013-02-08 05:18:09 PM
1 votes:
There used to be a food truck where I lived that had good burritos. The owner eventually bought restaurant space which I was excited about because it would have much better hours for me. Unfortunately, the guy seemed incapable of running a business and managing employees.

Every time I went in he was running around yelling at his employees and trying to do all of their jobs at the same time. After awhile the place was only open occasionally and one day there there was a very passive aggressive note on the door explaining that he'd reopen when he finally found some employees that were worth a damn. The people working there had been fine. He reopened, went through the same thing, and eventually closed down for good. I'm guessing he didn't blame himself either.

Some people just aren't cut out for running that kind of business.
2013-02-08 05:15:49 PM
1 votes:
So he didn't want serious coffee drinkers and he didn't want casual coffee drinkers.  Sounds like he got exactly what he wanted.

funnycrave.frsucrave.netdna-cdn.com
2013-02-08 04:53:01 PM
1 votes:
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

Java the Hutt
2013-02-08 04:25:57 PM
1 votes:

charity: For purely entertainment value, here is the link to the article about him OPENING the business.  Strangely, it's the same picture as in this article.


Lol. Shouldn't that photo at least have the sign turned to "Open"?
2013-02-08 04:06:53 PM
1 votes:
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 04:04:44 PM
1 votes:
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 03:58:10 PM
1 votes:

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


There is no doubt of this.
2013-02-08 03:57:19 PM
1 votes:
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 03:56:36 PM
1 votes:
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 03:56:12 PM
1 votes:
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 03:55:08 PM
1 votes:

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 03:55:03 PM
1 votes:
This guy is awesome.
2013-02-08 03:52:32 PM
1 votes:
"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 02:45:48 PM
1 votes:
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 02:18:24 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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