Image above by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Michael Wilson at The New York Times just published an article about the high rate of theft at Starbucks (mostly in New York City, but also generally in all Starbucks around the country).
The main culprit seems to be people’s overall sense of comfort when they enter a Starbucks. This level of comfort convinces people that nothing bad can happen amidst the aromatic air and jazz music — so they leave their laptops and gadgets on the table unattended while they use the restroom and return to find that their things are gone.
Smarter New Yorkers would obviously know better, but just in case, here’s the article link to inject a healthy dose of cynicism into you.