I’ve been to the nearby Barnes & Noble four times in the last four days. The staff there will probably start giving me ‘the look.’ The look of disdain, I mean. Probably I am imagining it, and mostly I don’t care, but there is a certain treatment or attitude shown to ‘regulars’ at Barnes & Noble.
I remember seeing this same elderly guy, all the time, at this one B&N I used frequent in Virginia Beach. He went in there to go to sleep every day I think. I passed that location every day before work, and I saw him waiting in his car for the place to open. Sometimes I saw workers there treat him very kindly, sometimes… not very.
The B&N near Metro Center in DC usually had a whole section of guys sleeping in the chairs there. I’m trying to remember, but I don’t think I ever saw anybody get kicked out of there.
I used to go in this one B&N in Chesapeake stoned out of my mind, every friggin day. God, I’m sure I reeked of weed in there, you could smell it across the store probably. …long time agooo….