Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What To Do If You and Your Typewriter Are Asked to Leave a Business

These are my thoughts after having experienced this.  I think it should be required reading for anyone who wants to bring a typewriter to use in a public place.


12 comments:

  1. Ah, Mark. Sorry you had endure the cold shoulder. I suppose there is no "right" to type, especially in a business premises like a café. It isn't part of the deal for the price of a latte but it is going to be a huge turn on for some proprietors and a big annoyance for others. If I remember (and maybe I don't) but did the section in Richard's book suggested asking if it was OK first? Type-Ins aside, I don't generally type in public myself but I'm really glad there are those who do - more power to you!

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  2. Oh hey, you forgot the part about sugaring their gas tank after a week has passed, so that they don't connect it to you. :D

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  3. If you ask first you can avoid this negative scenario entirely! Good article though!! I believe you meant to type "reassess" instead of "reaccess", and I think "guest wrote" should have a hyphen (guest-wrote). I love that you typed this up and that you refer to typists being "in uniform" while they are representing with machine. It is so true. I type in public and always ask first and even tell the barista that if I do end up bothering someone just to tell me and I can move or pack up. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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    1. That's the nature of blogging by typewriter!

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  4. Great article, Mark! I'll keep these points in mind.

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  5. There's always Starbucks. You could arrange a type-in at the competitor's and have a really big event.

    Good advice Mark.

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  6. Firstly, that really sucks - but it was statistically inevitable I fear.

    The 'in uniform' concept is interesting, I wonder if it will resonate with anyone who has not had to don a uniform and represent some entity that's bigger than themselves?

    Nice thoughts, Mark.

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  7. I totally get it. As a Buddhist in training, as a Canadian in Japan, as a member of my grade school, even as a member of my family - everyone has experienced wanting to do their community proud. I'm honored to be part of this fine typer community with such fine examples to follow as all of you.

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