So the past three days that apartment has been scorching hot (literally, I dare you to touch one of the radiators!) This means that the apartment is a less than ideal place to get any homework done. Sure, it's the perfect location for gathering together some people for hot yoga, but other than that it's not the greatest place to hang around in. So I've been packing up my school-work and heading down to the local coffee shops to get my work done. Today there was a man here who I have to tell about.
So there is a gentleman who I see all of the time walking around downtown Charlottetown, all bundled up in warm clothes and asking people for change for a coffee. We all know these people. We see them all of the time and they ask you for change at every chance they see you and every so often you'll reach into your pocket and hand them a quarter or what money you may have left over from your own Skinny Double Mocha Frappuccino, or whatever your latest indulgence may be. After we give them the money we always wonder where that money really goes - to the liquor store or the coffee chop?... Anyway, I see this man every single time I walk through downtown via University Avenue and give him a few coins here and there, and yes, I wonder what he's really saving his coins for. Today I got my answer when I walked into Starbucks and found him sitting here enjoying a warm cup of Pike Place Roast.
All I have to say is that I am impressed that the guy saves up to buy the good stuff. For a fraction of the price he could walk a half a block and go get a Tim Horton's coffee or two buildings over and go to Robin's, but no. He saves for Starbucks. Impressive.