Love to spend all day using the free WiFi in your local coffee shop? You might have to say sayonara to this, if your beanery is one of the many in New York that are starting to ban laptop users from hanging out.The restrictions are for peak hours and only discourage those who aren't eating while typing or surfing; downing coffee won't save your seat, sadly. I get it: nobody likes a mooch.
Add the sucking of electricity out of the shops' outlets for laptop cords, and you've made yourself an unwelcome customer — though ironically, many of these shops added free WiFi to attract customers. I guess they attract them a little too well, huh?
In any case, the daylong laptop visit is a tradition I enjoy carrying out, but next time, I think I'll to order more and make myself a little less conspicuous.
What would you do if your favorite coffee shop banned laptop usage?