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(Slate)   "My town is being torn asunder because our lone coffee shop shut down"   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Coffee, Darryl Parker, Starbucks, Coffeehouse, Local food, new coffee shop, Types of restaurants, Espresso  
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2020-05-18 10:35:39 PM  
You know, for all the "Socialism is SATAN!!!!!!" talk, the capitalists sure seem to hate the fact that capitalism means there is a culling of the poorly run businesses that open opportunity for others. Airlines, Cruise ships, restaurants, etc. seem to be immune from the natural capitalist process. Why is that?
 
2020-05-19 6:01:14 AM  
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2020-05-19 6:07:50 AM  

Thudfark: [Fark user image 850x803]


it's spelled "tsundere".
 
2020-05-19 6:11:45 AM  
"My family and I white-flighted from Brooklyn to a New Hampshire cow town and then biatched about it until we moved to a town with a cute coffee shop. How can I go on when the cute place that became the center of my pathetic existence goes out of business?"

Cool your bowels, chick. The place wasn't even there five years ago. It's not like the town failed to exist before some kuntry kute koffee shoppe opened. Maybe you need to move back to Brooklyn and STFU.
 
2020-05-19 6:40:04 AM  

spiritplumber: Thudfark: [Fark user image 850x803]

it's spelled "tsundere".


But it's pronounced Throatwarbler Mangrove
 
2020-05-19 7:06:06 AM  
It opened when she and her husband arrived from Brooklyn. To this person, the town center was based on this coffee shop because it was central to her experience there. The reality is that it was open for five years.

I agree that it's sad that small local businesses are going under but that's no excuse for bad writing.
 
2020-05-19 7:14:20 AM  
Somebody needs to put on her big girl pants and get over it
 
2020-05-19 8:42:15 AM  
I heard rumours that you can make coffee at home, not sure if they are true.

/sips coffee.
 
2020-05-19 11:41:17 AM  
Then your town SUCKS, and it deserves to be torn apart and scattered to the winds.

\ Jesus farking christ your grandparents were on rationing for YEARS during WWII.
 
2020-05-19 12:44:40 PM  

holdmybones: It opened when she and her husband arrived from Brooklyn. To this person, the town center was based on this coffee shop because it was central to her experience there. The reality is that it was open for five years.

I agree that it's sad that small local businesses are going under but that's no excuse for bad writing.


And it sounds like the owner ran the coffee shop as a side business. He's divorced, and had moved to the town with his then wife who has family there. Daughter's going off to college (maybe...) so he's got fewer and fewer reasons to stick around.
 
2020-05-19 12:54:40 PM  

Rhyno45: You know, for all the "Socialism is SATAN!!!!!!" talk, the capitalists sure seem to hate the fact that capitalism means there is a culling of the poorly run businesses that open opportunity for others. Airlines, Cruise ships, restaurants, etc. seem to be immune from the natural capitalist process. Why is that?


Here, since you couldn't be bothered to RTFA, just like 90% of Fark, I'll post a few relevant things:

Parker had been spending $3,000 a month to keep the shop closed as the pandemic spread. Selling a few cups of "no touch takeout" coffee on weekends would not be enough to make up those costs, let alone the additional expense of rehiring employees and buying supplies.

Small businesses are at risk, of course, because they typically operate on much narrower profit margins than big companies. The same is true for what you might call the "culture margin" in a small town compared with a big city. However deeply New Yorkers will mourn a particular shuttered restaurant or bar, they will not run out of places to eat or drink or gather with friends.


It doesn't take long to read these farking articles. I know, it's much easier to just blurt out your highly valued opinion, but you really should at least skim what you're commenting on.
 
2020-05-19 1:04:35 PM  
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2020-05-19 3:48:44 PM  

grokca: I heard rumours that you can make coffee at home, not sure if they are true.
/sips coffee.


Fark, grandpa. I have my fresh coffee beans hand-delivered by a hot guy from Colombia. He spends the night, goes back home and gets me some more beans. I'm a job creator.
 
2020-05-19 4:00:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: grokca: I heard rumours that you can make coffee at home, not sure if they are true.
/sips coffee.

Fark, grandpa. I have my fresh coffee beans hand-delivered by a hot guy from Colombia. He spends the night, goes back home and gets me some more beans. I'm a job creator.


You forgot to mention his trusty mule, Conchita.
 
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