Barnacle Bess, the Local Eccentric known for latching onto patrons at Our Favorite Starbucks and never letting go, was in her element this morning at 7th and Montana, thanks to an Unfortunate Young Newcomer who stumbled into her clutches. "You don't know what you're getting yourself into," Bess warned the Newcomer, "This place is Evil. Pure Evil. It might look like the corner of 7th and Montana but it's really the intersection of Nepotism and Greed!" Bess grew increasingly impassioned as she continued, her eyes practically glowing, like the Veronica Cartwright character -- Felicia -- in the 1987 Witches of Eastwick movie. "Don't say you haven't been warned," she rasped. It was at this point that I interjected. "You know she's right," I said, "This place is Hell ... but the good news is, Salvation can be found on Wilshire at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf!