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Old 07-15-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Sitting here listening to a 50 year old milf discuss her divorce, family real estate, going back to school and actual monetary values for all of it...

Topics included: Can I take money from existing my mortgage/student loans to buy myself personal items or more properties?

Have coffee shops always served as offices for some people during the day, while I'm stuck in my cube in a real office?
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cause people are retarded.
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You know those places at the airport where you can rent a cubicle for an hour? I can't remember the name of the chain, but their slogan was "Peace, Quiet, and a T1 Line."

Starbucks is the version of that for people who don't have real jobs.
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Pics of said MILF/cougar?
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panera is worse. theyll quite often take up a 4 person table to surf **** and pretend to do homework/business work.
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I like to surf the web on my Mac Airbook while I sit at Starbucks because I am such an important person that everyone else should have the privelege of watching me use a computer. If anyone asks, I just tell them I'm a writer so they think I have a job.
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i seriously wonder how people have ocnvinced themselves that they are more productive when they have constant distractions in an unpredicatble enviroment.
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Mcdonalds (or McCafe , LMAO) has become the same type of place...but for more "interesting" people. Its disturbing seeing a 40 yr old 300 lb woman with no job sitting in McDonalds in the middle of the week on a brand new laptop surfing the web.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:28 PM   #10
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panera is worse. theyll quite often take up a 4 person table to surf **** and pretend to do homework/business work.
I never understood how Panera became a "thing." I've always found it pretty "meh" myself.
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but you can warm yourself on a summer day next to the fireplace!
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compare the rent you pay to sit at starbucks to do work to the rent you pay in an office building to do work.

then consider how many cute 20 year old baristas work in your office.

and if they make you coffee when you demand it.
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Also, lots of government business is conducted at coffee shops conveniently located just a block or two away from the White House or Capitol Hill. Staffers can meet with lobbyists at coffee shops without the lobbyists being required to sign visitor logs that have a tendency to become publicly available. It is important for us sheeple to not know the identities of those people with whom our elected officials conduct federal government business using money confiscated from us.
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Also, lots of government business is conducted at coffee shops conveniently located just a block or two away from the White House or Capitol Hill. Staffers can meet with lobbyists at coffee shops without the lobbyists being required to sign visitor logs that have a tendency to become publicly available. It is important for us sheeple to not know the identities of those people with whom our elected officials conduct federal government business using money confiscated from us.
Building on this comment - you are not allowed to pay for government client's lunches, but coffee is quite legal. Therefore, we do a lot of business in coffee shops.
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Building on this comment - you are not allowed to pay for government client's lunches, but coffee is quite legal. Therefore, we do a lot of business in coffee shops.
Technically, I don't think it's illegal for you to pay for a woman to clip your government client's toenails while they are listening to acid rock and submerged, naked, in a bathtub filled with warm Pepto-Bismol, tripping on cough syrup and pop rocks while several ferrets writhe around in the tub trying to stay afloat.

No visitor log, either.
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Technically, I don't think it's illegal for you to pay for a woman to clip your government client's toenails while they are listening to acid rock and submerged, naked, in a bathtub filled with warm Pepto-Bismol, tripping on cough syrup and pop rocks while several ferrets writhe around in the tub trying to stay afloat.

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Pics of said MILF/cougar?
Unfortunately no...I'll try to paint a mental image:

5'-6'' to 5'-8''
Brunette
100-110lbs
Double C cup
Green, maybe brown eyes
Dark blue straight legged jeans
Dark green blouse
Sparkly "bedazzled" pink clutch with cellphone pocket & sunglasses hanging off the side
7-9 year old daughter

Oh yeah, and wealthy.
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Of course, I am one of those people who does business in coffee shops all the time. Referring to actual professionals who have a positive income, coffee shops and paneras are convenient landing zones to meet with coworkers or clients while waiting for, during, or after your next meeting. It beats standing in the parking lot and it definetly beats going back to the office. Oh, you can also expense the coffee, surf web, send email.

Coffee shops are much nicer than most meeting rooms and they're also more of a casual environment.

Oh and btw most federal lobbist business is not conducted in coffee shops. If the legislative arm of the gvmt is like the rest, at least 80pct is condicted in strip clibs, assuming a 1000pct increase in corruption in our representatives
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I just hate the students who pretend it's a great venue to get work done.
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I just hate the students who pretend it's a great venue to get work done.
I used to go to Panera to do my math HW back in college. It was a good place for me to get away from most distractions and provided me good food and beverages.
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