This evening, I was working on one of my #passionApps at my neighbourhood Panera. A certain lady sat in the armchair about 3 feet from me, pulled out her laptop, and started watching upcoming movie trailers. Without headphones. Or earbuds. At a high volume.
I vascillated between feeling frustrated at her "cluelessness" and being amused at how my fellow patrons struggled to pretend that she wasn't being a nuisance. Eventually I was able to move to a quieter corner of the cafe.
My question is: What's an acceptable noise level for Panera-ish cafes? Hushed conversation? Playing a musical instrument? (we had one of those too!) Movie-on-laptop-no-headphones?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!