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30 people getting coffee vs. 30 people getting coffee

30 people getting coffee vs. 30 people getting coffee

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  • aeroplane1979

    See also; city developed before cars existed vs. city designed around cars.

    Edit: to clarify, I’m not blaming cars here. I’m saying that there are cultural and structural differences in an old, dense city like Paris (bottom) and, say, Brookfield, Wisconsin (possibly top, but could be any number of American “cities” that sprouted up since the 1950’s).

  • Mobely

    True story. I walk into a Burger King/Wendy’s/Taco Bell/ etc. No one is at the counter. I flag someone down, they say I have to wait because they’re prioritizing drive thru. 10 minutes pass before I am allowed to order.


    Also, during covid the fucknuts at Walgreens wouldn’t give me a covid test through the drive in because i wasn’t in a car but I couldn’t get the test inside either because you can only get it through drive in. That was one time in my life I should have asked to speak to the manager. Fuck you reddit, making me feel like that’s a mortal sin.

  • Spartan2470

    [Here](https://i.imgur.com/SkMLOCZ.jpg) is a higher quality and less cropped version of the top image. [Here](https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/in-this-aerial-image-from-a-drone-the-line-for-the-drive-in-news-photo/1222438460?phrase=%22bruce%20bennett%22%20starbucks&adppopup=true) is the source. Per there:

    > In this aerial image from a drone, the line for the drive-in window at at Starbucks wraps around the building and on to the main road on May 2, 2020 in Hicksville, New York. Restaurants continue to keep their dining rooms closed and have relied on deliveries and pick up windows due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by [Bruce Bennett/Getty Images](https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/bruce-bennett-?family=editorial&assettype=image&phrase=%22bruce%20bennett%22%20&sort=best))

    [Here](https://i.imgur.com/3NWNS8f.jpg) is a higher quality and less cropped version of the bottom image. Per [here](https://futurefood.com.au/blog/2020/08/outdoor-dining-is-a-way-of-life-and-a-way-forward-for-food-and-beverage):

    > Les Duex Magots, Paris France

    > Image via Parisperfect

  • dangus_khan_

    You guys do realize the difference between these two types of establishments, right? Would you believe me if I told you that America also has has towns and cities that have quaint places to sit down and enjoy your coffee?

  • zero5activated

    I am getting really tired from these dual pic post. They show you two pictures and are trying to be biased but the way type of picture is already swaying your views. Both are fine. People need coffee. There are plenty of ways of enjoying it. I enjoying it by being away from people and prefer being in a locked room from god damn people disturbing me. I also like to go to cafes during slow times to drink my coffee in peace. It’s coffee, how you take it, is up to you. Everyone loves green tea but not everyone is going to go through a Japanese tea ceremony. These post are there to get people riled up over dumb things that doesn’t mean anything to anyone as a distraction to what is happening to the world.

  • haysus25

    The top picture is mostly people on their way to work.

    Bottom people look like mostly older people who have all the free time in the world or tourists on vacation.

    Also, it looks like the top picture isn’t allowing walk-ins at all. There are a ton of parking spaces, but only one car parked (probably the worker there). Possible this was taken during the lockdown.

  • Mikebjackson

    I mean, If you want to compare the lives of people going to work / running a schedule vs tourists enjoying holiday, go ahead.

  • SYZekrom

    Ok but why the fuck would you not just park your car and get a coffee inside at that point

    Edit: Ah it was covid lockdown. So the entire point of this image is invalid lol

  • Cinemaphreak

    # **30 getting coffee during the 2020 pandemic lockdown vs 30 people who either inherited or bought the most pricey Paris apartments there are (many are likely tourists as well)**


    Les Duex Magots is the most famous cafe in Paris and situated in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the most expensive district of the city. Because it used to be the hangout of famous writers & intellectuals, it has long been a tourist magnet.

    Also, Duex Magots does not offer take out or delivery, so you are forced to go there as dine-in is your only option.

    Can we also note the elephant in the room of that pic – for a city has Europe’s largest concentration of immigrants, the entire clientele appears to be Caucasian.

  • Live-Acanthaceae3587

    One picture is people trying to get to work, home or somewhere. The other is people at their destination.

    If I’m driving to work I’d be pretty bummed if that bottom picture was the only way I could get coffee.

  • cjxksm

    This is something I’m very passionate about.


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