And maybe have actual contact with a needy person instead, argues the Consumerist, while spelling out some problems with the new fad.

"You might have seen the 'suspended coffee' meme going around on Facebook or other social media recently. The idea goes as follows: when you order your morning caffeine jolt or pastry, you order additional items, but ask for them to be 'suspended.' When a person who can’t afford their own beverage comes in, they can ask for a 'suspended' coffee or food, and receive one for free. This makes you feel all warm and cuddly when you hit the 'share' button, but in practice is more of a pain in the butt." -- Laura Northrup,