October 21, 2015:

Older women with deep voices. Not male but husky, as though you can hear the mustache in their timbre.

Aretha and Van Morrison ambient. Starbucks' middle-aged management attempts teaching culture to millennials.

Very bored Hispanic barista, inward, withdrawn into her own thoughts as she counts out change. Earlier I tried to draw her out, asking questions about Apple Pay. She's never used it.

Small children squeal. The barista waves a sandwich at her colleague. Johnny Five O'Clock Shadow sits with one foot on an ottoman, one on the floor. Outside, dark clouds threaten rain.

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