“Rudy Park” is the story of a dotcommer who lost everything when the startup he worked for went under. He wound up working as the manager of “House of Java” cafe; where he gets no respect from the regulars, including a scheming boss,  and his arch-nemesis, a 90-something year-old luddite who seems to have been involved with every major scandal of the 20th Century.

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From the Writers Group:

“Rudy Park is the bedeviled barista at the House of Java cafe, the place where everybody not only knows your name but is all up in your grill. While caffeine-fueled regulars vie for the “Who Can Annoy Rudy the Most” crown, Rudy’s boss, Armstrong Maynard — the always-do-well-but-ne’er-do-good owner of HoJ — is often the odds-on favorite.

Rudy is a dot-com bust casualty who never fully (not even close) recovered his pre-bust earning power. Still, Rudy is a shopaholic when it comes to every new video gaming system, cellphone, tablet and any other high-tech gadget, or gadget upgrade, that launches. His HoJ customer-slash-nemesis, Sadie, is a proud octogenarian and techno-hater who delights in tutoring Rudy on the superiority of manual typewriters and Morse code. In addition to his wallet woes, Rudy’s love-life endures frequent resuscitation attempts by serial-dater Randy, who tries to school Rudy on how to charm the ladies. Emphasis on “tries.”

There have been two compilation books — “Rudy Park: The People Must Be Wired” (2003) and “Peace, Love & Lattes: A Rudy Park Collection” (2004).”