Posted April 15, 2018 06:19:30A great cafe grump, a coffee snob, a grumpy old lady and a grubby old guy are just a few of the grumpy characters you’ll meet in Riverside.
They all come with a sense of entitlement, and they’re usually not that nice to the people around them.
It’s a common sight in Australia’s small towns and suburbs, but the grumpiness is rarely mentioned, unless you’re in a cafe and are just trying to make the most of your day.
Cafe grumps may be a problem for some, but for most of us, their absence is a blessing.
“I’m not sure why it’s so common for grumpies to be in the cafe, but they are,” says cafe owner and cafe expert Sue Goss.
There are, however, some people who are more than happy to get into the grumminess game.
Sue is a cafe owner, and she’s one of them.
She started her cafe in 2006 and is now one of the most successful owners in the country.
Her cafe is known for its eclectic menu, and a great selection of fresh, locally sourced coffee.
It’s one part of her cafe’s mission to provide a welcoming, welcoming, happy environment for customers.
But what does a grumpier cafe really mean?
I mean, a lot of grumps, I’m sure, aren’t that nice.
However, I think it’s important to remember that a grumping is a different thing to a rude grump.
A rude grumpy is someone who is not friendly, or who is a nuisance to the rest of the cafe.
When a grumbling person enters your cafe, it’s not an act of hostility, it is an indication of frustration.
If you see someone in a grubbiness, don’t be surprised if they are just frustrated that they aren’t getting their way.
You don’t want to get your hopes up too much, Sue says.
And if you’re just trying out a new cafe, you should never be too worried about the grumps.
What are the grumblers saying?
Grumpy coffee is bad for youI love my coffee and my coffee is greatBut I do have some things I like to talk about with my grumpy friends.
The grumpiest thing I can do is to point out that I don’t like my coffee to taste that way.
That’s not the same as being rude, says Sue.
Grumpy people are not the only ones who like their coffee bad.
Grumpiness isn’t the only problemYou can’t expect every grump to be as bad as the next.
I don’t think you can expect every cafe grumbler to be the best grumpy person on the block.
We all have a sense that our cafe’s grumpy regulars will be mean to us, Sue believes.
That’s why you don’t have to be a grummer to have a good time.
If you find a grumps presence irritating, Sue recommends changing your order and making some noise to draw the grumping person’s attention.
Sue says that her coffee is good but not great, and it’s a good thing, because she enjoys her coffee more than she likes being rude.
Try to avoid the grumbling, she says.
She also suggests trying new foods, such as a vegan or gluten-free pizza, that won’t cause her grumps to get upset.
While grumpers can be grumpy at the best of times, Sue’s advice is to just enjoy your coffee and the cafe’s menu.
As for your cafe grumps: if they get you down, they’ll get you back up.
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