"Is this kind of out of line, petitioning for a coffee shop?" I ask. "It seems kind of weird."
"No, not at all. We appreciate your enthusiasm."
"You have more plans to open, right? It isn't like you've done enough."
"Oh yeah, we're going to open plenty more stores!" Kevin is so pumped he's about ready to pop out of his skin. "We have about 750 right now; we want to have 2,000 stores by the year 2000, so we're still growing."
"That's great," I say, cringing at my own lie. "I hope there's more here."
"Yes, so do I!"
Brace yourself, San Francisco. The battle rages on. Give me co-dependent dogs any day over Big Green.
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