Closing early on July 4th to commemorate the day our great nation freed itself from the grips of the British empire? That's fine, if a little typical. But closing early to mourn the loss of said motherland? Much more interesting!
So we salute you, clever coffee shop employee -- who appears to work at Spitfire Coffee in New Orleans, La. -- for your creativity and dedication to the cause.
Thanks to Reddit user BoxcarBartlet for snapping the below shot:
Of course, even coffee shops change their minds from time to time:
We will be closing at 2pm tomorrow because America.
— Spitfire Coffee (@SpitfireCoffee) July 4, 2013
Editor's Note: The writer's dad is British, so just keep that in mind.