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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
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
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
of darkened transparent plastic. With these coffee cup sunglasses,
over-the-cup glances will be privatized.
Also needs telescopic lense
Women/men 2 to 1 at least
coffee cup glances [popbottle, Jul 08 2015]
Skull-squeezing ... [8th of 7, Jul 09 2015]
[hippo, Jul 09 2015]
||This world of yours - it it anywhere near Earth?
||This sounds like an eighteenth-century lady's fan, but with caffeine... which might actually be quite an attractive combination.
||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.
||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.)
||//two cups of coffee//?! - but how?
||Would this not risk dislodging the user's tinfoil-lined solar topee ?
||It might leave a dent in your forehead.
||[Cuit_au_Four], hinged and counter-weighted to always stay vertical?
||Of course ... it's traditional.