Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Starbucks Couple

By: Ryan

First of all, I know, there's no picture. I still wish I'd been able to take a picture, but there just wasn't a chance to. Anyway...

Shelsy and I were in Starbucks yesterday and we saw an elderly couple that pretty much perfectly captured what the two of us will be like at that age. They were sitting in seperate chairs next to each other, about a foot and a half apart, each surfing the Internet on on their own laptop. He had a Mac, she had a Toshiba. I wasn't sure they were even together at first, but the way they were talking made that apparent after a few minutes.

So, yeah, don't you agree, that'll be Shelsy and me when we get to that age? Who knows what laptops will look like in 40 or 50 years, or what Starbucks will have become, but I can totally see us packing up our laptops-of-the-future and heading over to the local Starbucks-of-the-future for some coffee and some Internet.

As we were leaving, the elderly couple was also packing up their computers. She was wrapping up her power cable and he looked to be in the process of shutting down. Just as we walked past, I heard him ask her some question about the credit card. Her response?

"I already gave you the damn credit card this morning."

...yep, definitely a glimpse of the future Ryan and Shelsy. :-)


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