Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tale of Two Cities at Starbuck's

In my quest to get out of the house this afternoon, I was able to observe an interesting version of the tale of two cities. I sat in an easy chair next to an older gent.

ActivityOlder gentMe
physical activitydrinking coffeedrinking coffee
economic activitywhipped out a conventional checkbook
with paper checks
debit card
information activityreading paper copy of the New York Timesfired up MacBook Pro, clicked over to and
communication activitycell phonegot rid of my cell phone over the summer -- simplifies life.
footwear activitywearing sandals with black socksSaucony trail runners from Sierra Trading Post
existential activityslackingslacking

Worst of times, best of times.