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Earlier this week, I reached out to the virtual community asking for local coffee shops that allowed students to study. Some cafés have specific sections marked where you are not allowed to have a laptop, so I wanted to avoid an unnecessary trip and show up somewhere I knew I would be permitted to bring my school stuff.
I was stunned to see the backlash from fellow citizens telling me to “study at home”, or “go to a library” instead. One person did not hesitate to express their discontent at students “hogging tables” and “prohibiting paying customers from having somewhere to sit.”
Here I was, simply trying to get out of the house and get ahead on my homework, and somehow, someone found a way to bash it.
So, if you’ve ever been frustrated by studying students, perhaps this article will shed light on a perspective or two you may not have considered.