at the coffee house

At The Coffee House

Found this cartoon while researching this weekend's edition of Historicist. I can sympathize with the frustrated diner -- a couple of months ago a friend and I experienced a lengthy delay at a Corktown brunch spot we had liked. Over an hour passed before we discovered our order had slipped through the cracks.

Usually the 100-year wait while dining in Toronto is for the bill. I usually dash to the cash when it's time to go, regardless of the grumbly looks this occasionally inspires.

Source: the News, December 31, 1887.


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