There's a single male who sits outside a coffee shop on Robson every weekend, for a half an hour each time, having a coffee & eating a baked good...just sitting there, doing nothing, not reading, not looking at his phone, just looking out at the street, that's's so creepy I try to walk fast by that coffee shop.


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Lauren M.

Apr 16, 2024 at 9:31am

I'm really uncomfortable with the overuse of the word "creepy." Granted, there are behaviors some men do that definitely qualify as creepy. I would define it as a deliberate attempt to make women feel uncomfortable or intimidated. A man sitting alone in a coffee shop minding his own business is not creepy. Does he stare? Being stared at feels very uncomfortable. If he's a starer, you could try walking on the other side of the street.

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Is this satire?

Apr 16, 2024 at 9:33am

If this person is truly giving you the creeps on a gut level, I don't want to minimize that.

However, labeling an undistracted person enjoying a coffee and a baked good "creepy" is a stretch. This perception feels like it stems from the systemically warped approach Vancouverites have to relating with each other.

I'm imagining the South Park episode where this guy gets arrested for not scrolling his phone like a "normal" person.

can't tell.

Apr 16, 2024 at 10:06am

is this a facetious confession? eating baked goods and NOT looking at ones phone is "creepy." I'm assuming all the responses are going to be like mine. well played Creepy, well played.

yes thats very creepy

Apr 16, 2024 at 10:42am

somebody enjoying food and drink without being on the grid of anonymous retreat.

The creepiest part of this is the observer.

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Apr 16, 2024 at 11:47am

Are you gonna get royally ripped for this.
Before smartphones, people would just sit and watch people walking by, that isn’t fucking creepy, it’s normal.


Apr 16, 2024 at 1:10pm

Well I guess I’ve been creepy for decades if I can sit outside and not look at a screen!
I’m that creep on the bus that looks out the window!
I’m that creep that dares to walk without walksrolling!
Fellow creeps, I salute thee!

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It's not him. It's you.

Apr 16, 2024 at 1:41pm

You don't always have to watch the world through a hypnotic device even when you're eating. There's always the world directly in front of you as well.

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B Diddy

Apr 16, 2024 at 2:08pm

Eating a baked good and drinking a coffee counts as doing something.


Apr 16, 2024 at 2:13pm

You might’ve been aiming for irony?

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Apr 16, 2024 at 2:25pm

You won't like Europe, where there are hundreds of men sitting outside a coffeehouse having a coffee, eating a baked good and watching the day go by, every day. It's such a shame everybody in this world can't cater to you and your tiny world, isn't it?

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