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What was the point? 

I do not understand why the staff of the New Times decided to print the article “Coffee is not a crime� when Nancy Billings uses multiple personal attacks on the theater managers, including “coffee nazi,� “catty little schoolgirl,� and “Miss Power Trip,� when she was not able to follow the rules of the theater.

The editor’s note states that “some theaters don’t allow hot beverages for insurance reasons.� Then why does this article hold any relevance? Why was it that, even though Nancy Billings knew she couldn’t bring hot coffee inside the theater, she didn’t buy coffee early enough so she could finish it before the show? If I were to go to a restaurant without shoes and demand service despite their policy requiring shoes, I would have no right to bad mouth the restaurant manager for refusing service. The whole premise of the article deals with her not wanting to follow the rules set by an establishment.

Heather Wilson


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