Why is this day different from all other days? asks the child of his father.
Because on this day, Istria Cafe opened its branch on Cornell, the father replies.
Yay, and though they were held in bondage by Pharoah's armies of permit inspectors -- some 19 years old and unqualified, others qualified for corruption, the rest caught up in Pharoah's Mother of All Bureaucracies -- today the coffee-makers are free to brew espresso for commuters.
And for this we are thankful, and dip our biscotti in honey.
And on this day, we will only drink Red Bull, to remember the 2+ years we waited for coffee at this location. And though we hold no grudges against Pharoah, because Istria was once in bondage, we see now all the other small businesses that still are.
Woe to cheap landlords and to other harassers! May the stones of their neglected and overpriced buildings crumble upon their heads.