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« graygill wrote on Tuesday, Feb 19 at 10:14 AM »
Just a few points for Callie: - LOL - Your friends are not Rosa Parks. Their Civil Rights were not infringed upon. Now, you're calling for the boycotting of a SMALL BUSINESS? - You have a huge misconception of what "free wifi" is. Someone has to pay for it. - I've never thought paying on an iPad is at all awkward. - You say, gone are the days when you can spend an entire afternoon catching up with a friend at a coffee shop. I'm sorry, but that was never a thing. Maybe at Starbucks, but not at a small business like Gnu's. I've always understood that there's an unofficial 2 hour limit. Callie, in the future, I would encourage you to pick your writing topics more carefully. Don't let your friends use you like this because they got their feelings hurt. Write about things that matter.
« zissou24 wrote on Monday, Feb 18 at 03:26 PM »
Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this site as well as Facebook, I think it just proves how outrageous and unnecessary this article was. Both the Gnu's Room AND Mama Mocha's are truly a gift to this community, and the fact that anyone would try and tarnish their name or reputation makes my blood boil. It's a shame that none of these comments will ever make it to print in the actual Plainsmen, and therefore may not be seen by many members of the student body and staff that read the article, however, we can all do our best to undo the negative effects caused by this garbage-of-an-opinion piece. From working on the remodel of Mama Mocha's to my wife and I playing at the Gnu's Room, I feel I have a personal connection with the two entities (as I'm sure most people writing do), and in turn I find this article very offensive. I can't imagine pouring your heart, soul, time and finances into a business just to have someone falsify it in print, and call it an "opinion" piece so they don't have to be responsible for any repercussions. In working for WEGL (ironically right across the hall from the Plainsmen) we will continue to do all we can with our resources to promote The Gnu's Room and Mama Mocha's (such as airing PSA's, putting on fundraisers, etc), and if anyone has ideas of how we can further promote them please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
« Jayjayisaloser wrote on Saturday, Feb 16 at 09:04 PM »
Great article! Shouldn't JJ be held to the same standards he has held the coaches he has fired to? Of course! The time is way past due to get a competant, group of professionals running the athletic department. They all must go! Tim Jackson, Rich McGlynn, Meredith Jenkins, ALL MUST GO!
« cmwenzel21 wrote on Saturday, Feb 16 at 07:41 PM »
Knowing the owner for years, there is not a kinder person that you can have the pleasure of not only knowing but to have interact with on a daily basis. Sarah is passionate about her craft. Do you honestly believe that she would be so quick to be rude? That is certainly not a side of the dynamic business owner i know. You mentioned that the two ladies asked to leave we're friends of yours? Perhaps you should consider that you are not getting a full story here as I am sure that you only heard the moaning and groaning of two people who didn't get their way. If this is truly about WIFI and enough to prompt your opinion, you are a very sad and pathetic reporter indeed.
« Remus wrote on Saturday, Feb 16 at 10:34 AM »
My biggest pet peeve is the misspelling of peeve.
« Haminam wrote on Saturday, Feb 16 at 10:21 AM »
It is one of my BIGGEST pet peaves when people are rude enough to come into one of the best places in Auburn and sit there all day, only purchasing the bare minimum in order to justify themselves studying. I have been to Mama Mochas multiple times and decided to get my coffee to go, or take it on a walk down to town creek with the person I'm meeting (weather permitting) because the tables are full. I'm not going to be rude & barge into others spaces, I get to have my days too - but let's show some common courtesy here. If your friends are looking for somewhere to sit and study for grad school for 6 hours then they can go to Starbucks or the library if they're low on money. We've all been there, but don't defend them and pretend that Mama Mocha's is the only coffee shop in town who does, ever has, or ever will ask someone to leave or purchase something if they've been there for over two hours. As a customer, I actually really appreciate that Sarah or Maddie or whomever is acting as a responsible employee at the time, is willing to be fair and defend all of her customers, so we can all continue loving Mama Mochas coffee & space. This is a ridiculous article & I feel like an idiot even responding to it, but the general public's minds ought not to be swayed by such tunneled and biased opinions. Oh, and maybe they forgot to put up new signs in the renovations, or made more discreet signage, but they had neon ones on the tables for the last few years that did ask you to purchase or free up tables after 2 hours. If your friends actually go frequently & support local business, they or you may have noticed that.
« Atheist wrote on Friday, Feb 15 at 06:57 PM »
Hey Everybody! My friend told me this one time, her friend, who heard from her cousin's friend, that Callie Ward has no business writing articles "I live walking distance" Seriously? Who edits this POS publication?
« Atheist wrote on Friday, Feb 15 at 06:45 PM »
« Atheist wrote on Friday, Feb 15 at 06:33 PM »
Nice third hand account. How about you take the time to take action on something that matters. If your friends are anything like you, I'm glad they kicked them out, and us "hipsters" won't miss you one bit.
« Jessica_D wrote on Friday, Feb 15 at 04:56 PM »
I understand this is an opinion piece, but it reads more like gossip. I understand the writer wants to stand up for her friends, but it seems very immature to promote the boycott of two wonderful local business (one of which was not even involved in the incident) when you did not even witness the event in question. I know that anyone who has ever been to Gnu's Room and/or Mama Mocha's will laugh off this poor-written drivel, but I'm concerned that this opinion piece will keep others from supporting some great Auburn establishments. I have only ever been treated warmly and kindly by the people at Mama Mocha's, and the coffee cannot be topped. To be fair, I may have been getting such great treatment because I have enough sense to act like respectful patron with common sense. Mama Mocha's is not the library! If you want to use unlimited free wi-fi, go there. And there is nothing wrong with catching up over a cup of coffee or tea, but both people should purchase something, you should leave after you finish the cup, and let other paying customers have that space. This is how respectful, courteous adults act, and it sounds like your friends need to grow up. Finally, I don't even know where to begin to address your comment about tipping. Let's just say that line tells more of the story than anything else you wrote. I will continue to support Mama Mocha's, because I like delicious coffee. And I like strong businesswomen who stand up for themselves. Go Sarah! Even better now that I don't have to worry about running into you or your entitled friends there any time soon.
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