Since having to be in the city for a couple of days and having a little time to check things out in different areas of Vancouver, and yes on ‘The Drive’ again as one of the areas, I am amazed at the amount of coffee shops around.
I sat in one yesterday, actually a Starbucks so I could use my computer since I had a no show for an appointment, grrrrrr, moving on!! I was in there for over an hour on my computer, but paying attention to the amount of people coming in and out. Yes in was in downtown Vancouver, but it was one of a quazillion coffee shops, ok, maybe not that many but there are alot of them on every corner!!!
It probably also didn’t help that there was a huge line up outside for The Wonder Girls, I think that was there name anyways as there were 100’s of people lined up down the street and around the corner of the Starbucks I was in.
I have to admit, I have this weird quirk that I have always had whether I am in a coffee shop or in a grocery store, I always look at what people buy or put in their cart. Lately though, I have looked at their face and then in their carts and I can usually connect what type of food will be in their carts before I even see it. Believe it or not, the face and eyes give it away in most cases.
Back to Starbucks though, I was totally amazed at the number of people coming in and out and this was the second one I was in in the day and it was the same at the first one. We have become a nation of take out, coffee, lattes, frappacinos and snacks. Doesn’t anyone eat at home anymore???
I sat just wondering how much some people spend in a week in coffee shops, how many coffees or the syrup, sugary, fatty drinks or snacks people are consuming and how much waste we are creating by all the take out containers.
Then I thought, wow, this is just one (well two today) spots in one city, what about the province? Across Canada? Across North America? Now the world??
Wow……..two thoughts then came to me, I need to get out more often and make sure I do my part in making the world a better place in ways that I can, like bringing my own to go cups (which I do). And to really start spreading the word about eating healthier. Now I know some peopel might say, well once in awhile it’s a treat. Yes and No……..I will dive into that one later on!!
The best part about it is people watching, I love doing that, people are so interesting!!!
Yup, I need to get out more often, it must just be the city!!!
Hope you’re having an awesome day!!