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Naturalistic Observation

Naturalistic Observation When given the assignment of Naturalistic Observation, observing at Starbucks seemed like a great idea. Starbucks is a place where people just go to talk and read, with the university being nearby I expected to see college students studying. Starbucks is a well known coffee shop where you can drink you coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Today is February 15 the day after Valentines Day. I thought to see flirtatious couples together, drinking coffee and maybe even sharing pie. They could be on there Valentines date, if for some reason they could not go out of Valentines Day. I am expecting to see a lot of people coming and going, but not to many people buying coffee this late at night. I think there will be a lot of people reading books and magazines since there is a Barnes and Nobles connected to the Starbucks. I think there will be people walking through Starbucks going to the book store. It is close to 8:30 at night and it is sort of cold out side. As I entered Starbucks I found an inconspicuous table in the corner of the café. The place was lacking in the amount of customers, with only four of the twenty tables taken, the café is unusually quiet. Compared to the other times I have been here, there is not very many people here. The people are mostly middle aged men and women, dressed in casual attire which would be expected since it is close to 8:30 at night. The temperature is a bit cold which might be due to the weather outside. As I focus more closely to the table of three men at the far end of the room, the two older men talk back and forth as the younger man only listens. One of the gentlemen is a skinny bald man that appears to be very fidgety tapping his foot in an off beat rhythm. He plays with his empty coffee cup as he talks to the others at the table. The Conversation is hidden by the background music playing in the café. With the consent grinding of the coffee machine and the music, ...

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