The Soda Jerk vs The Barista? Genius!
Back in the day, when drug stores occupied the neighborhood corners, as staples of the landscape and the need of the community, there was a job vacancy known as the Soda Jerk. Not so much that the neighbor’s kid applying was a jerk, but more like they would need a strong arm to jerk the soda machine, you see! It was the landscape that Edward Hopper painted about, the neighborhood that we came to know as home.
The Corner Drug Store was indeed a diner as well, where you could meet up with friends, or go for a bit of solitude when reading the Sunday paper you just bought, sound familiar? If so, you probably have caught on to my catchy title. Really many things could be said, but the importance of coffee in our society, has replaced the Soda Jerk with The Barista! When was an egg cream replaced by a capuccino…
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