I can safely report that the whole EYE STARING phenomena I've noticed is totally alive and strong. Which is great. Because for a second I was really worried there. Seriously, if you're at a Barnes and Noble where they don't stare deeply into your eyes while punching in your phone number, you should demand they see a new copy of the employee handbook.
Also, a great way to become friends with people in the cafe is to freak out when they bump their notebooks off their table because you happened to walk by and somehow decided it was your fault and then start apologizing profusely and asking if their notebook is hurt because deep down inside you're having anxiety issues about someone one day knocking your laptop off a table and....yeah. Just saying. We're cool now.
Another thing....drinking soy vanilla lattes can be hazardous when a 4 year tries to climb into your lap. And can result in you spilling half of it all over yourself. Somehow lattes magically know to burn you and you alone and leave the 4 year olds out of it. Which is nice. Also be prepared to smell like vanilla the rest of the night. Then again, this isn't anything new for me--I already smell like vanilla. And Britney Spears.
Lastly, if you should find yourself in a stall without toilet paper...as long as the store is closing in 15 minutes, it's totally appropriate to bathroom hop and find a much better stocked stall. <--Now that's a life lesson.
Somehow none of these events top the time I found the painted green shoe with the origami swan inside that said open me. But I still hope something will. I have faith.