Wi-Fi Table Hogs?
At Virtual Coffee,
Let Them Eat Wi-Fi by Steven Krolak,
Since he had begun offering free wi-fi, he said, the cafe had become a magnet for a whole new customer base. That was the good news. The bad news was that these customers tended to like wi-fi and table space more than coffee and panini. The result was what I had witnessed the previous day: a cafe full of campers, many of whom had been nursing a single coffee drink through several e-chats. The owner told me of one customer who had stayed in the cafe for six hours. During that entire sojourn, he had only ordered one beverage.I work at Starbucks, using the wi-fi. I usually buy a half-caf Americano (sometimes a venti half-caf soy atte), refill it with decaf coffee, maybe twoce. I ALWAYS tip really well when I am there to work. But I can be at a table for two hours, and I'm concentrating so I don't always notice if the tables have filled up. And I'm paying $30 a month for the T-Mobile wi-fi.
Am I a table hog? What's the solution?