Economist letter of the month, from the 26 April issue:
One important side-effect of smaller office space in London (“Pressed suits”, April 5th) is that it is now impossible to visit a Starbucks anywhere in the city without being surrounded by sales meetings, job interviews and project updates. It’s tough trying to enjoy a cappuccino when you are bombarded by projects going down in flames or job applicants striking out.
I would imagine it’s tough trying to enjoy any sort of coffee at a Starbucks even when the place is empty. As the bumper sticker says, “Friends don’t let friends drink Starbucks”.