July 29, 2003
Welcome to Surly’s - how may I get you the hell out of here as soon as possible?

While standing in line for coffee this morning, I realized my ideal coffee joint would be a place called Surly’s, and it would cater to night people who are for whatever reason forced to be up and around in the morning, who don’t want to be exposed to the relentless cheeriness of the morning people, who want their coffee fast and with a bare minimum of social interaction.

D'ya think the patent on that business model is still available?