And now for something completely random:
For I don't know how many years, I have passed this sad little al fresco dining area, located at the bottom of a ramp-to-nowhere between the parking garage and surface lot used by the Inquirer, Daily News and employees of KYW Channel 3, among others.
Yes, that's astroturf. Yes, that's a white privacy screen. No, I've never seen a single soul even stopping by for a smoke.
Who put the tables there? Why? How much would you have to hate your job, coworkers and company cafeteria to want to eat your lunch in such utterly bleak solitude?
-- Monica Yant Kinney
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