It’s never fun to go into a coffee shop to get some work done, only to have the couple at the table next to you loudly discussing an asinine topic, or the girls two booths over eagerly gossiping about someone’s love life. But those are the risks you take by going out in public, and such problems can usually be remedied with a pair of headphones, no problem. But one coffee shop has taken steps to control conversations, by banning “hipster” topics.
On a recent list of rules for diners, one California coffee shop issued the following decree:
“PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR CALEDONIA NEIGHBORS BY:
…not talking about annoying hipster topics, or who you fucked last night. You shouldn’t do that anyhow, but our neighbors actually can hear you.”
OK, I can understand not wanting to hear all about someone’s sex life in public. (And if the neighbors can here, that really stinks for them!) But…”annoying hipster topics?” What are “annoying hipster topics?” Radiohead? Nylon magazine? Berets? I truly have no idea. Let me know what you think they are, readers! [via Gawker]
What topics are “annoying” and “hipster?” Do you like this rule?