“Is this seat taken”…REALLY???

Culture Monk

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By Kenneth Justice

~ A few weeks ago I was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania visiting coffee shops as part of my Drinking in the Culture Tour, my excuse to get away from the daily grind and experience life all over Western Culture.

I was on break from meeting with readers and fellow bloggers and sitting at an undisclosed coffee shop working on some of my writing when a mid-30ish dude with a heavy German accent asked the young woman sitting directly next to me if he could sit down at her table. She had a bunch of textbooks sprawled all over the table and seemed deep in study. She removed her headphones and asked the guy to repeat himself,

May I please sit down at your table” he said again

The young woman nervously looked around the coffee shop, there were plenty of open tables available but she nonetheless…

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