Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lonely Rainy Saturday Afternoon

Weekends as I have always pictured it, was supposed to be Sunny, spending it at the park or having long drives to the country side with mySweetie. But it turned out raining for the past weekends and worse, without mySweeetie. It has been lonely for the past 36 week(end)s for me. I have no other choice but to spend them alone as mySweetie is several countries away and most of my friends are busy making a living for themselves.

Good thing there are coffeeshops wherein its not so weird hanging there alone. Just have your fave drink, grab a good book or a laptop to type your musings, time can fly fast. You wouldn't feel so alone and cold anymore. Fortunately, there are a lot of emerging "hangouts for lonesome" like me here. But in other countries, I've heard that a lot of them are closing. Yes, there are a lot of coffee drinkers in this world. But they are not enough to keep this business going. Unlike our country, where people are 24/7 awake because of their call center jobs & late night outs, people are mostly in the shelter of their homes before 7pm and leaving the coffeeshops, customer-free. They have no other recourse but to shutdown operations before they totally lose investments for their businesses.

I just do hope, things wont go as far as closing down here too. These shops has been important part of our lives one way or another -- capping a great night out with a date, reviewing for a licensure exam, catching up with good old friends, holding business meetings, and keeping me company on a lonely rainy saturday afternoon.

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