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I also observed a woman that appeared to be Latino or Spanish with two little girl. The girls seemed to be about four or five year’s old. They were sitting with another Latino woman with a very little boy. The women sat drinking their coffee while the two girls seemed to be playing and each had a cookie they seemed to have what looked like hot chocolate. An older African American couple came in as I typed on my computer and observed everyone. They walked over to the counter and placed their order then left.
Naturalistic Observation 7After I had been sitting at the coffee shop for two hours watching customers come in and out agroup of eleven girl scouts appearing to be extending from 2 looked to be 9 years old, four looked 11- 12 years old and the other five seemed to be 13 to 14 years old. The girls were in uniform, and were accompanied by three Caucasian women carrying some papers and pamphlets. The three, women stood behind the girls as they ordered. Once they all retrieved theirdrinks, they sat at the available tables laughing and talking and I noticed that the adults sat together at one table. They smiled and had good-humored conversation. The next person I observed was an African American man about thirty years old, wearing a plain white shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. He had short braided or twisted hair, a mustache and he wore wire rimmed glasses. He went up to the counter and spoke to the employees as if he knew them well. The cashier asked if he wanted his usual French Vanilla coffee and he replied by saying “of course” this was clearly audible because they were speaking rather loudly. After heretrieved his cup, he then sat down at the available table next to me. He sat down briefly, then stood up and walked to the counter and asked for someone who was not working that day. Then he returned to his table and proceeded to read a newspaper that he was carrying when he entered the coffee shop.
Naturalistic Observation 8Second Day of Observation: Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 1:27 p.m.: My second day of observation started with me walking up to the business. The first thing that I noticed was a groupof people sitting at four of the outside tables. One table had two young men and a woman in theirtwenties; possibly college students. They were dressed casual but neat in their jeans and sweat shirts. At another table was four girls possibly in their teens. They appeared to be just sitting and talking. The third table had an older couple who looks to be in their seventies, apparently husband and wife. The wife appeared to be cold because she kept rubbing her arms as if she needed a jacket. The husband was reading a paper and actually not noticing her rubbing her arms. I entered the building and ordered a Café Mocha. Once I got my order, I sat close to the window. At the beginning of the first hour on the second day of my observation a well-dressed man came in wearing a black suit, white collared shirt, adorned with a black and red striped tie.