|Cafe of Doom - the musical
||[Jun. 29th, 2005|06:45 am]
Okay, not really.
Met up last night with dania_audax at Mocha Dreams , the new cafe that has opened around the corner from us. A few people did wander in and out throughout the evening, and they seem to have in common with us the objective "wanting to keep the place open," because they certainly aren't doing it for the quick and efficient service. The owners are really nice people who have no clue how to run a restaurant. But when Ferrett didn't eat the soup that came with his asian chicken wrap, the cook came out front to ask whether there was something wrong with it and if he wanted something else (there wasn't; he simply hadn't expected soup and was full), and they have scattered games throughout the room to encourage that "come in and hang out" atmosphere. If they can increase their efficiency and continue trying to make themselves part of the community, they may have a shot at staying open.
We had a nice evening of chatting with Dani, who identifies herself as quiet until she gets to know people, but who has a wicked sense of humor and completely broke me during a discussion of the Matrix sequels. She hasn't seen them, so Ferrett and I were ranting on about how dreadful they were, particularly Reloaded. After listening to us tag-team diss the movie for a while, working ourselves up as we are wont to do, she nodded sympathetically and leaned slightly forward, a look of concern on her face.
"Okay," she said, "show me on the doll where the bad movie touched you."