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Coffee Cup Sunglasses

Coffee shop visual interaction protection
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In my passive aggressive world, social interaction in coffee shops takes place mostly over the top of the coffee cup as It is raised to my face, purportedly for a sip of coffee but in actuality or just by happy coincidence, to check out the hot number who is sitting across the store. Well I may be passive aggressive but I have noticed that there are a number of other furtive over-the-cup glancers who keep Starbucks in business.

I view this kind of social interaction as less awkward than regular face to face negotiation and also a step toward the mediated, assisted world that our awkwardly texting progenitors will inhabit.

So here is the idea: an extended brim to the coffee cup that is made of darkened transparent plastic. With these coffee cup sunglasses, over-the-cup glances will be privatized.

Also needs telescopic lense

JesusHChrist, Jul 05 2015

Women/men 2 to 1 at least https://www.google....m=isch&tbs=itp:face
coffee cup glances [popbottle, Jul 08 2015]

Nose board http://www.fashione...tecs-and-Incas.html
Skull-squeezing ... [8th of 7, Jul 09 2015]

Forehead_20Display [hippo, Jul 09 2015]

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       This world of yours - it it anywhere near Earth?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 05 2015
  

       This sounds like an eighteenth-century lady's fan, but with caffeine... which might actually be quite an attractive combination.
pertinax, Jul 05 2015
  

       I find that using my smartphone's camera as a discrete periscope while moving my thumbs over the screen as if I'm texting works pretty well, especially with the zoom function. The art of being a creep... Easy to learn, difficult to master.
21 Quest, Jul 05 2015
  

       they could be rose coloured...   

       This is weird and good in that sneaky, spy-like style. Like who is that man behind that coffee cup? (Hi 21 Quest, was worried about you, glad you are back amoungst the slightly off kilter.)
blissmiss, Jul 05 2015
  

       You could have a single sunglass monocle for each coffee cup, if you had two cups of coffee.
Ian Tindale, Jul 06 2015
  

       //two cups of coffee//?! - but how?
hippo, Jul 06 2015
  

       Would this not risk dislodging the user's tinfoil-lined solar topee ?
8th of 7, Jul 06 2015
  

       It might leave a dent in your forehead.
Cuit_au_Four, Jul 08 2015
  

       [Cuit_au_Four], hinged and counter-weighted to always stay vertical?
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 09 2015
  

       What, your forehead?
pocmloc, Jul 09 2015
  

       Of course ... it's traditional.   

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8th of 7, Jul 09 2015
  
      
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