Washington snapshots [day 3]

As an illustration of what I consider an American fixation with food, I find interesting that the neighbourhood is full of Starbucks Coffee shops. There are at least 10 of them within five blocks! It is difficult to understand how they can all survive with the given pool of customers, but a few minutes at the conference shows an overwhelming number of people with Starbucks drinks, so this must be economically viable. I never understood why so many people need huge cups of coffee to walk around, at any time of the day, except that after a few days here, I feel the urge to enter the nearest Starbucks and get a cup of tea for myself! Even by a 33 degree day… pict6673

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