I only got to do one reading at Café Sorriso today — the new manager! Pentacles came up — one reversed, one upright — so we got into a conversation about market research!
It was extremely quiet after that — I myself was about one third of the “Sunday lunch rush.” But when I went up to the counter to get my sandwich, the new owner, Tracy, was excited about new plans: “Next week,” she told me, “we’re going to put up a sign, ‘Under New Management,’ and we’re going to have Vietnamese chicken noodle soup, noodle dishes, eggrolls, Thai iced tea, and bubble tea! And we’re going to make everything fresh!”
Now, this little place has changed hands about four times in the past dozen years, and this is the first time I’ve heard about anybody paying serious attention to the quality of the food — and I really think that is the one thing that will make this place take off!
The weekend Tarot readings will continue, of course. I’m shifting my schedule again, hopefully for the last time: noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.