This happened a few years ago. I have not returned to the shop since.
I was at one of those frozen yogurt places that lets you fill a cup with yogurt and top it with various treats. My husband and I had purchased our cups and had taken a seat outside at one of their tables in order to escape the young teenagers hanging out inside. The table was on the side of the building which had large windows so we could still see inside the shop. I was sitting on the end of the table that faced into the shop.
While I was eating, I had taken notice of the man sitting alone at a table inside. He had a laptop which was odd for this kind of place. It had free Wi-Fi, but it wasn't like a coffee shop where people would sit and do work. People would eat their yogurt with their friends, socialize, and then leave after they were finished. I wasn't staring intently at him but since I was facing the window, it was difficult not to look. I kept glancing up and it soon became apparent that as he was intently watching whatever was on that laptop's screen, he was slowly putting his hand up his loose fitting cargo shorts.
Since there was a small wall blocking the employees' counter from the table the man was sitting at, my husband went inside to direct the employees' attention to what was happening. He was told that they knew who he was and what he was doing but could not ask him to leave.
Baffled, my husband and I watched as the clueless young teenagers walked past him wearing very summer appropriate clothing. The man stopped watching his laptop and without removing his hand from his shorts, addressed the young girls sitting at a table near him. This really upset my husband and I so we went in to keep an eye on things since the employees didn't seem bothered.
Luckily, he left a few minutes after we came in and sat. But why wasn't he asked to leave? The employees were familiar with him so does that mean he frequents the establishment and is totally allowed to do this often? What?