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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 1,736
    We love an acrobatic performance for free @Dovefromabove
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  • It's just people going about their daily lives. I'm a bit confused by this armchair judging! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,330
    Not judging ... just bemused ... why make life so complicated when you can sit on a bench in the marketplace and drink your takeaway coffee instead of tripping up the steps into WH Smith’s and knocking me flying ‘cos you’re trying to do too many things at once ... good job I bounced 😉
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,631
    It's a bit rude to say walking around with a cuppa is a fad... it's nice, a pleasant thing to drink, brings a bit of comfort and joy to one's morning.
    It is a fad. Before disposable cups you had to sit at a cafe to have your drink or have one at home. Now everyone is too important and busy to sit down or, god forbid, go without. How many billions of disposable cups need to go into landfill or the sea before you feel that people might need to rethink this idea?

    As for tap water; my wife couldn't drink it while she was pregnant either due to sickness and now while breastfeeding she drinks litres of fluid each day. Filtering the water helps if you can't stand the taste but finding an eco friendly filter is a nightmare too.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,638
    My dear late Mother said it was common to eat or drink outside in a public place. I'm realising that she was right.
    Devon.
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 1,736
    It depends on out experiences of coffee consumption, I was born and grew up in Athens. We've always had a coffee shop culture and seen as an opportunity to take a moment out of your day to enjoy it and even have a chat with a friend. The whole I have to carry a coffee everywhere is a recent development.  So I do enjoy when they make a total exhibition of themselves...no malice involved just wonder if they're terrible at time management or just like juggling so many tasks at the same time. I bet a "self care specialist" will tell them soon to take a moment off and enjoy that expensive drink. Anyway if we all found the same things amusing the world would be a very boring place. 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,638
    @amancalledgeorge, I totally agree. Sitting in a coffee shop, café  having a break, chatting etc is great, I agree with you on the carrying coffee bit is ridiculous. 
    Are these folk trying to say? , "I need a coffee , but I'm SOOOOOOOOO busy and SOOOOOOOOOO important I don't even have time to sit down and drink it."

    We get folk discard empty cup on shelves in the shop. Too flippin' idle to find a bin. 
    Devon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,849
    Being a man, I find it impossible to drink and walk at the same time, multi-tasking is not for me.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,638
    edited January 2020
    Am I the only person who has never once been unable to complete a shopping trip without the need for caffeine? 
    Normally I can't wait to get the heck away from the shops and go home where I'm happy to make my own tea. ( for a lot less than £3a cup)
    Devon.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,837
    punkdoc said:
    Being a man, I find it impossible to drink and walk at the same time, multi-tasking is not for me.
    Ditto for me.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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