JEFF PEARLMAN

Coming October 2022: "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson"

Rants of an angry writer from a coffee shop

OK, so I don’t have a right to complain about loud talkers in a coffee shop. Or private-school snob punks in a coffee shop. Or uncomfortable seats, limited outlets, off-again-on-again Wifi.

But can I at least whine about loud cell phone talkers?

Answer: Yes.

When I have to make a call from here, I either step outside or whisper. Why is that so hard?

And why am I so bitchy today?

Answer: Because I’ve written about the same topic for 864,221 days in a row.