Ever had a coffee at a shop run by nuns or your former elementary school teachers? Well, I think I did yesterday, sort of. Met Paulie for java and talk yesterday at a small coffee shop overlooking the Fore River. The coffee was delicious. The gals dispensing the brew were welcoming and very friendly. The two rooms were warm and inviting, but the 'messages' were a completely different story. Were they for real? There must have been at least 10 places sprinkled around the small shop with signs cautioning you not to do things. If you dislike the word "Don't", I'd suggest you get your java elsewhere. After grabbing my drink, I went to the small table opposite and was faced with signs "Don't Put Trash Here". "Recycle Here, Not There". Next to the overstuffed, comfy chair that I settled in was a Rennai heater securely taped shut with the words "Don't Touch This". Later, a short visit to the restroom found quite a few signs. "Rule #1 Don't Put Anything In This Toilet But Toilet Paper". Rule #2 If You Do the Toilet Will Overflow and I Will Be In After You. You Will Clean It Up With A Mop". Another sign read "Don't Leave the Seat Up". There were others, but these were the most intimidating for me. I mentioned it to Paulie and asked him if Sister Deloras ran this joint. We both shared some guffaws on that one. By the way, this establishment will go nameless, but it is run by two gals. How come with all the "Don'ts", I thought the ownership might have been a guy. Am I missing something? My question for Paulie: Are these for real? Are they jokes? What do you think? Don't get me wrong. I like this place.