In America, there are few rules in a coffee shop. You can place the most complicated coffee order, and the Starbucks has to make it. In Iraq, you’re lucky if you get the right order.
We have a place called “Green Beans,” which is a poor man’s Starbucks. However, when there is no Starbucks available, you’ll take what you can get.
Anyway, I ran across this sign on the pastry display glass. It’s one of the rules you don’t see in the United States (well, maybe in Texas). I’m guessing they have lots of issues with people’s guns hitting the glass… probably to the point where the glass has been shattered a few times.
Pastries with glass shards are not good for the health of our servicemembers, so I’m glad the sign is there. The military is still okay with random electrocutions, but glass in a brownie is now off-limits.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so this is not a major loss for me. I’ve been in this place twice since I arrived here nearly four months ago. The first time was for a brownie, which was drier than the Sahara. The second was over this past weekend as I was escorting media to a tour of our facilities.
I ordered nothing, and I was quite satisfied with that. Just hung out with good people, and that was good enough for me.