New Location – 80 Individual Proposals

20 Absurd Proposals

  1. Steal several travel coffee lids/holders
  2. Sit face-first into a chair
  3. Ask everybody who walks in if they’d like to donate a dollar to your college fund.
  4. Go outside and pour your coffee through your vest; “It wasn’t filtered well enough”
  5. Shatter every piece if pottery in the building
  6. Reconstruct broken pottery shards into an installation
  7. Crawl down the stairs on your hands and knees
  8. Ask the cashier for a hot smoothie
  9. Attempt to pay with monopoly money
  10. Order a slice of cheesecake then step on it with your bare foot
  11. Ask a random person if they would like to eat it.
  12. Make a tower of coffee lids on the counter and kick it over
  13. Walk around showing student ID and ask people if they’ve seen this person
  14. Close the bathroom door and stand in line as if its been occupied for a long time
  15. Take all of the dirty dishes off the dish counter and put them on clean tables
  16. Pretend to be a Salvation Army Bell Ringer with the red vest
  17. Go behind the counter and squeeze an entire bottle of flavor syrup on your head
  18. Unplug/turn off all of the exterior lights at night
  19. Put the money in the freezer and put a deck of cards in the register
  20. Paint the entire floor with greek yogurt


20 Silent Proposals

  1. Pretend to throw an invisible ball around the room with group; no talking
  2. Order without speaking
  3. Sit in the middle of the order area, don’t speak, don’t move, don’t make eye contact.
  4. Sit in one of the chairs upstairs and stare straight ahead for 5 minutes
  5. Play Rock-Paper-Scissors with a partner
  6. Put up wanted posters for yourself
  7. Turn off all music in the shop
  8. Play charades on the upper deck at night
  9. Take someone else’s coffee, look closely at it, put it back
  10. Draw someone without them noticing
  11. Spin in circles among several strangers until someone asks you to stop
  12. Point at people, when they notice, point at someone else
  13. Pour your coffee in your mouth from about a foot above while walking up stairs
  14. Pour a coffee over the balcony
  15. Read a book upside-down, flip the book around and look confused
  16. Drink directly from the public half and half pitchers
  17. Unpack your entire backpack onto the counter
  18. Eat all of the whipped cream in front of the cashier
  19. Cover all of the windows with raw meat
  20. Take everything out of the broom closets and organize them on the floor


20 Boring Proposals

  1. Walk up and down the stairs, let people pass if they need to.
  2. Play chess alone
  3. Sip coffee every time someone walks in
  4. Walk outside onto the upper deck in a circle
  5. Take a nap on one of the couches upstairs
  6. Whistle continuously for 5 minutes
  7. Pretend to spill your coffee
  8. Erase all accessible chalkboards
  9. Tie two chairs together at the leg with vest
  10. Write an exaggerated narrative about the space
  11. Sing along with the music playing
  12. Slide down the railing
  13. Open/Close the sliding secondary door in front
  14. Stand still in the front door
  15. Order a coffee and throw it out the moment you get it
  16. Pretend to be a musical artist
  17. Ask for cups of water over and over again, put them on tables
  18. Talk to everyone in Spanish
  19. Give everyone a napkin
  20. Add a piece of tape to every wall, ceiling, and floor


20 Non-Category

  1. Walk a lap around the entire building
  2. Put all chairs on top of tables right side up
  3. Put syrup in all of the vases/pots/vessels
  4. Span Saran Wrap across the doorway at the top of the stairs
  5. Come in with a bucket and ask them to fill it with frappe
  6. Ask the cashier for sashimi
  7. Throw popcorn around the room
  8. Take polaroids with everyone there and sell them to them for $2
  9. Wave around a straw yelling weird latin-sounding words
  10. Caress every available non-living surface
  11. Take off your clothes and nail every piece to a separate wall
  12. Saw all of the tables in half and flip one half upside down
  13. Tell everyone you’re leading an aerobics class upstairs and leave out the back staircase when people start to come up
  14. Plant pine seedlings inside the floor
  15. Put glitter on every available surface
  16. Say hi to people and when they respond, accuse them of insulting you
  17. Walk around the building with white paint on your feet
  18. Take all of the pens and put them in the tip jar, put tips in pen cup
  19. Hum your entire order and say yes to whatever the cashier thinks you want
  20. Remove the handles off of all doors

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