While speaking with my daughter yesterday she related that she was unable to sit at her preferred coffee shop because there were no available tables. Having been to that shop many times I could appreciate what she said. It is a popular place. But I also know there are often several three-person tables occupied by only one person at that shop
So, upon thinking about this further I would say to my daughter today, The next time you visit a crowded coffee shop, Ask someone if you can join them at their table. Make that a metaphor for your life.