I’ve been exploring some parts of the city lately that I don’t usually visit. There’s no real reason I haven’t visited, it’s just that I haven’t had business there. I was hoping to find some fun shops or new restaurants, but I should have guessed that what I would find here in Stockholm would be several cafes on every block. Not that I’m complaining. I like cafes. But how do I tell which ones are good and which ones aren’t worth my time? I could try looking at how many people are eating and drinking inside, but I don’t know if these people have good taste. Maybe they don’t care about coffee or cinammon bun quality. Maybe it’s located next to their workplace and they don’t have time to go somewhere better.
Once when I was sitting in a window of a cafe with food that was too expensive for the taste, I considered giving a sharp shake of the head to people standing outside the door. “From one person to another – don’t waste your time. Let me save you from wasting your money on stale buns and cheap coffee. Keep going! It’s too late for me, but you can still be saved! I think I saw a better place up the street!”
I know I would appreciate this help. Maybe we could all agree on a secret signal. A simple thumbs down or thumbs up in the window. Join me, people.