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September 18, 2003

Starbucks kook

I'm in Starbucks to use their wireless connection and get away from the cavern that is my room and hack some code around other people and I'm being ranted to by an absolute kook that's been kidnapped by UFOs! Pray for me.

Posted by razib at 04:41 PM

So grow some balls and tell him to shut-the-fuck-up.

Posted by: PhlegmAsiv at September 18, 2003 04:58 PM

What would that really accomplish? Kooks like that can't be reached.

Posted by: antipode at September 18, 2003 05:32 PM

What shall I pray to, Razib? The Life Force? The glorious blindness of Darwinian evolution?

Posted by: WJ Phillips at September 18, 2003 05:34 PM

Did you ask him the important questions?

Like: How was the in-flight service? Do they serve Starbucks coffee or some other coffee? Can you get a double latte on the UFO? Do they still hand out packages of peanuts or are they too afraid of lawsuits from allergy sufferers? What are the latest fashions from the galactic core? etc.

Posted by: Bob Badour at September 18, 2003 05:34 PM

1) told him i was busy several times. he pauses for 5 minutes, and then starts talking again as if he'd never met me.
2) he's on to to the omnipresence of pentagon nanotechnology now.
3) best strategy is to just nodd and ignore-he's falling asleep now i think....

Posted by: razib at September 18, 2003 05:49 PM

What's the point of having a kook encounter of the third kind if you cannot have a little fun?

If he does fall asleep, perhaps, you could quietly mention to the manager his behaviour is not entirely inconsistent with severe head trauma. I don't know whether it is an old wive's tale, but folks generally suggest keeping concussion patients awake.

Perhaps, the manager would think it prudent to notify EMT or something. Besides, what kind of advertisement does a sleeping patron in a coffee shop give?

Posted by: Bob Badour at September 18, 2003 06:17 PM