I went to the coffee shop to get some work done while having a coffee. It’s a simple thing really. I brought my work with me, ordered my coffee and found the right place to sit and just get some work done. I don’t think I was asking for too much. Evidently the universe or what have you felt a little differently about things.
You see right place I picked, off in a corner with an outlet and away from the other tables seemed to be the place to attract all sorts of what I will call distractions. It started with a young couple deciding to stand near my table and debate which movie they should see. It was a rather exuberant kind of discussion and twice the girl hit the table I was using while she was flinging her arms wide open to express herself.
She didn’t apologize either time or see if her actions had impacted anyone. Thankfully someone from the coffee shop not only asked them to move the second time, but cleaned up the spilled coffee and provided me with a new coffee, free of charge. (Amazing service if you ask me.)
After that was an older couple who moved a table near where I was. They were fighting about television viewing habits and how she never got to watch any of the shows she wanted because he was watching the same shows he had seen earlier in the week. Thankfully I managed to get what I needed to get accomplished before they got really loud. (By the time I was at the door they were shouting at each other while a different employee was asking them to please keep the noise level at a conversational one.)
The final act on behalf of the universe happened while four-feet and I were on our walk. We were “entertained” by a rather boisterous and badly off-key person singing Christmas carols. Hopefully tomorrow I can find some silence!