This image is one of our local coffee shop that is just a few blocks from our loft. Visiting a coffee shop is usually a great and relaxing experience. Yet sometimes not so much when worker-bees are there. I endorse the points that James Kendrick at ZDNet makes in a post titled "Coffee shop work etiquette". Here are his points with my commentary ...
- Take phone calls outside :: nothing is more annoying than someone near to you that is breaking your morning zen by yelling at their phone.
- Always use headphones :: not interested in your music or the latest viral video that you think is so entertaining.
- Don't be an outlet addict :: really - you are spending way too much time at the coffee shop (or you need a new computer) if you need to plug in.
- Befriend the baristas :: good advice. try tipping them too.
- Do not conduct interviews in public places :: who wants to see grown people trying to impress lower level managers?
- Keep meetings small and quiet :: sometimes it is hard to hear someone across the table from you because of all the noisy (not really) "business" that is being done.
- Introduce yourself to other regulars :: my friend and spiritual mentor is an advocate of this kind of interaction - not that you will catch me doing it ... but feel free to talk to me. ツ