The old problem of what to do if your Barista wants to friend you on Facebook and you think you do not have that much in common with him, apart from coffee.

Dear Readers,

I live in a small town where there is only one place to get coffee that is drinkable. The owner of the cafe is somewhat eccentric (read objectionable). 

All of this is fine except he sent me a Facebook friend request and I don't know whether to accept. I had a look at his profile and it is all about a certain Mr Abbott and industrial relations reform. I like Bob Brown and am a member of a trade union.

Hence the problem.

What should I do? If I say no will he spit in my coffee?