Le Terminus Nation

December 18, 2002 - 3:30 p.m.

A big busy place, and I've got a window seat in the corner with a view of the whole section and the outside as well. On the sidewalk a man has several tables set up to sell brightly-colored tablecloths, lots of red, orange, and blue. On the edges he also has sweaters, toy cars and Yu-G-Oh trading cards.

The majority of people in this room are older women. Of the twenty-four people seated, only six are male, including me. The waiter is male, and now three more women have shown up. Where are all the men?

My espresso came with a packet of three sugar cubes. All the tables in this section are round and where there aren't orange clay-colored sofas there are wooden chairs with burnt orange seat cushions. White images have been stenciled onto the windows proclaiming 1664 as the official beer of Christmas. I had been wondering what the official beer of Christmas was.

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Le Terminus Nation
Metro: Nation

Price of an espresso: 2 euros
Sugar: packet of three sugar cubes

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