Saturday, November 19, 2005

Coffee drinkers enjoy drinking coffee shock horror

Britain, UK news from The Times and The Sunday Times - Times Online:
Another despatch from the department of the bleeding obvious. It clearly was a very onerous task to discover that "high street cafes are convivial places where people go to enjoy others’ company." Who knew? I always go to to them to play ice hockey. I feel a couple of research proposals coming on:
1) to investigate the reasons why people go to pubs. This will involve a two year longitudinal study of human interaction in public houses. Researchers will be committed to spending at least twenty hours a week in pubs in order to conduct their research.
2) to investigate the impact of personal income on restaurant choice. This will involve visiting a large number of restaurants, especially the more expensive ones, and interviewing people about the amount of money they have spent. Researchers will be obliged to eat at these restaurants to conduct covert investigations of the subjects.

3 comments:

Nogbad said...

Now this sounds like the kind of research I to which I can make a contribution! Can I suggest that you broaden the first proposal to look at the quality of bitter in different pubs? If we can get a grant (and current evidence suggests that money is doled out for far dafter projects) we could split it 50:50 and start drinking. If I move north, pub by pub, and you head south we should meet near Milton Keynes in a couple of year's time! :-)

Rob Spence said...

I've run your proposal past my ad hoc research committee, and we can see no problems. We could get fnding from the Licensed Victuallers, perhaps?

kat said...

I think I could find the time to help out with this research.