Since when did coffee become so political? I got up this morning and decided I would venture Downtown to try out the newly opened coffee shop that I have heard people talking about, Fixed. I walk in and place my order, and as I go to sit down, I notice a big poster on the table advertising Protest Against Bill 29. I totally respect other’s Political Views, as I have my own Views on things, but I don’t want it shoved down my throat…especially when I’m simply trying to just enjoy a cup of coffee. It wouldn’t even have been so bad if the owner’s had the poster pinned on a Public bulletin board, but to have it laid on the table is all a bit much, in my humble opinion at least. I was offended. I asked one of the employees to take the poster off my table, which he did.
It just gets my blood boiling because businesses, such as Fixed, Rocket, The Sprout, just to name a few, seem to only cater to a certain group of people – NDP’s. This alienates other customers whom may have a different set of Political beliefs. I think businesses would be a lot better off if they weren’t so bold about advertising their Political beliefs and simply just be. This would prevent possibly offending potential customers and create a more open and comfortable atmosphere in their place of business.
Rant by Coffee Dipper