I must say, after living in Park Slope for five years, I've noticed that one of the major polarizing topics of the neighborhood is not Democrat or Republican, Gay or Straight, or Team Jacob or Team Edward related: it's whether or not you love or hate Sweet Melissa's. I was sort of on the fence myself...until I rec'd the following email from FIPS reader Josh. Now I'm on Team Hate.
"This is a photo of a fifty cent cup of NY tap water at Sweet Melissa's. Talked down from one dollar for a plastic cup. I was in the process of buying a $4.50 ice cream and asked for some water. I was really thrown at being charged for it. How many other neighborhood places do this? They are on my boycott list now. I want them to have some instant karma..."
[Ed note: Cocoa Bar tried it once, but it didn't last long -- maybe a day.]
I mean, I guess I could *maybe* seeing doing this if someone was just walking in off of the street and not buying anything, though even then it's kind of a dick move.
What do all you yahoos think??