Ohhhhh… this is really bothering me, and I just have to get it off my chest.
The other day, I was meeting a group of writers for the first time at a local Caribou Coffee. I knew there would be 4 of us, so I looked for a table where we could get acquainted comfortably. It was just before 11:00am, the coffee shop was smaller than I expected, and I was first to get there. Several of the 4-tops were taken by couples, or people with their laptops and papers spread out. But the ONLY table that sat 6 or 8 was being hogged by one guy- a single guy, with his computer. No coffee, no muffins, nada. Just this table hog. Grrrrr…..
And he was so caught up in his own shit. I considered asking him to move, or could we join him, but it was one of those days that I just stewed as I pulled 2 small high tables together and borrowed an extra stool. All the while I watched others come in and ignore him, seemingly unfazed, while I secretly wanted to go over and just shove his smug ass outta that chair and dump my coffee all over him. Or worse.
Is it just me? Do you ever have things like this that seem insignificant to others but they’re a jaw-clencher for you? Help me out, here.