This morning, the man in the hat finally spoke to me. “Good morning! Happy Tuesday!” After months of walking by him and wondering why he comes to that particular Starbucks and sits in that particular chair to the right of the entrance, and why he always wears that same Panama hat, there has been a minor interaction established. I responded in kind and on the way out, with a Venti Shaken Passion Iced Tea lemonade (half the sweetener) in hand, I said, “Have a good rest of your day!” His response - “Of course, thank you, my dear. See you tomorrow!” He really recognized me! And I don’t even wear a hat! Am I finally becoming a regular? What a wonderful moment when you realize that another regular has recognized that you own a little piece of this spot too.
He kind of looks like FDR in that Panama hat, so this picture really works.