When my husband suggested that we go to the bookstore on Saturday to work, it melted my heart, because I (usually) love writing in a place where I’m most comfortable and inspired. Sadly, the bookstore was packed (though a great thing for B&N), so we came home. I was fortunate to get some writing done, and even stayed up until 5:30 Sunday morning to write!
On Sunday morning, with the hubby at a friend’s house brewing beer, I decided to head to the bookstore to write. I was disappointed when there wasn’t a place near a plug, but hey, at least I was there writing. Finally, I saw two college-aged women who were sitting in a corner by a plug, start to pack up, so in the meantime, I gathered my stuff and waited for them to leave. Ahh, finally, I thought, now I’m content. As time progressed, many people started filing in, which became very distracting, not because of the adults or whining babies, but because of the teenagers! The Cafe in the B&N was crammed with cliquish teenagers who had brought their cool brand new (I’m assuming) laptops and were chugging down coffee, in the “Venti” size. (Why don’t they just say large or extra-large?) It was obvious that they were “working” on their assignments they had put off to the last minute, which of course, are due today. It had turned into a teenage bar! After trying to ignore them for half an hour, I couldn’t focus on my work, and decided to go back home, feeling disappointed and frustrated because I really hadn’t made any real progress.
Lesson to be learned: If you plan on getting some work done on the weekends at B&N, just stay home, because you’ll definitely be more productive. If you must work there, do it on a week day, because the kids are in school and or, are busy with other activities.