I’d like one Factory Coffee, but charge me for two…”

In a way that keeps one foot in each of North American and European café billing practices, Island Chocolates sometimes takes money up front for coffee, and sometimes advises “just take a seat,” with the implication one should pay afterwards.

Walking in the front door this afternoon, on my weekly break while Oliver is making art with Jennifer Brown, I suddenly realized that two weeks ago things had gone in the “have a seat” direction but that I hadn’t actually paid on the way out.

I penitentially declared my sin at the cash today, and was thanked for my honesty.