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I found this coffee inspired poem while browsing a Starbucks Coffee Cookbook for new recipes. I thought I'd share it as I love the hilarity and sweet dose of irony and sarcasm thrown in to describe the Third Place.
If life feels drab and uninspired--to the coffee house!
To the Coffee House!
When you are worried, have trouble of one sort or
another--- to the coffee house!
When she did not keep her appointment, for one reason
or other-- to the coffee house!
When your shoes are torn or dilapidated--coffee house!
When your income is four hundred crowns and you spend five hundred-- coffee house!
You are a chair warmer in some office, while your ambition
led you to seek professional honors--coffee house!
You could not find a mate to suit you-- coffee house!
You feel like committing suicide--coffee house!
You hate and despise human beings, and at the same time
you cannot be happy without them--coffee house!
You compose a poem which you cannot inflict upon friends
you meet in the street--coffee house!
When your coal scuttle is empty, and your gas ration
When you are locked out and haven't the money to pay for
unlocking the house door--coffee house !
When you acquire a new flame, and intend provoking the
old one, you take the new one to the old one's--
When you feel like hiding, you dive into a-coffee house!
When you want to be seen in a new suit--coffee house!
When you cannot get anything on trust anywhere else--
Viennese poet Peter Altenberg, quoted in All About Coffee, 1922 by William H. Ukers