Sunday, 5 August 2007

'Relaxing' in Starbucks

I don't usually go to Starbucks, as I prefer other coffee houses in Dublin, but this morning having parked the car, in the pouring rain, myself and DH went into Starbucks on Dame Street. The queue was short, but seating was limited and so we found ourselves around the back on two armchairs, facing two couches, one directly opposite to our seats. On each of the couches was one male individual. Age does not matter but both were old enough to know better. And I'm not sure if they were together. We paid no attention to either, but as we enjoyed our coffee, the person opposite proceeded to untie and then take off his trainers, leave them on the floor and then sprawl his two legs across the length of the couch. Disgusting I thought, until the other guy proceeded to untie his trainers, and not only did he take off his trainers, but after a minute or two his socks. Now he did not put his feet up on the couch.!!
When another seat became free we moved, and then looked around and noticed that the soft seating is very shabby and dirty, as also was the carpeted area. I won't be heading here for coffee again, as there really are much better coffee places around town. And this is the very first time I've seen anyone take shoes off and put them on a couch in a cafe. A waitress did pass a few times and took a look, but did not do anything. She took away the used cups from them, and the look she was given would turn milk sour.
So much for a relaxing coffee on a really wet morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Diane said...

that is a very unfortunate experience...I have never been in the Starbucks on Dame Street, it just appeared too busy each time I passed by...now that I know what goes on in there, I'll think twice about going in there. btw, did you ask to speak to the manager?

Laura said...

Ugh, so disgusting! I love a Starbucks chai, but I seldom drink it there - I'm a slow drinker, but often all the comfy seats are taken. I'll think twice about settling in even if they are free now!

Mary said...

Sarah sends her love and tells you your photos are great. She enjoyed looking at your blog today. We have had lovely tea and cake in the little church in Glengariff although a bit quirky. No sofas to spread out on but tea and cake lovely.

sherry said...

Eww, that is gross!!!

a simple yarn said...

Oh that's too bad, Ger. Sorry to hear of such ickiness. That doesn't go down well with coffee does it? Guess it's worth the walk to the other coffee shops, eh?