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Recently a question popped up in my email that asked about my opinion on “sexpresso” stands that are appearing everywhere and are being compared to Hooters. If you’re unfamiliar with what a sexpresso stand is, it’s basically you’re regular coffee stand only staffed with girls in lacy lingerie. And they’re all the rage. Even our middle of nowhere, Montana city has two of these new stands. With the names like “Natté Latté,” this new fad is all about sexy service and double entendre.
With that simple overview it seems a pretty easy comparison to Hooters. The female staff, the play on words, the eye on entertainment. But personally, I think the comparisons stop there. Yes, Hooters has a strong component based on sex appeal, but it’s an innocent, playful sex appeal not shared with these far more racy coffee stands. While I wear a tank top, shorts and horrendously tan, nearly opaque nylons, these girls are clad in little more than bra straps, lace and underwire. I don’t know about you, but I just don’t like the idea of standing in an open window in front of a line of cars with little more than lace boy shorts shielding my lady parts from both the elements and prying eyes.
I guess to me there is a definite and firm distinction between the playful sexy of Hooters and the entirely overt sexy of these drive-in cafes. Perhaps the line is small, but I think it absolutely exists.
Now, I realize that my stance has the probability of being taken as hypocrisy to some and that’s totally fine. What I will note is that I see nothing wrong with people frequenting these stands. Just as I have always maintained with my own place of employment, visiting these establishment is purely a personal decision and I am all for personal choice in all things. Including where, when and how your morning coffee is served. What is too much for me is fine for others. That’s the beauty of choice.
All I know is I personally don’t like the idea of a barista in a negligée serving me a cup of scalding hot liquid. That just sounds like a workman’s comp filing waiting to happen.