The Greensboro City Council rarely misses an opportunity to recognize special months, weeks and days, but it did miss National Coffee Day, which most jurisdictions in the US celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 29. Traditionally it is celebrated on Oct. 1 and is being celebrated by the Greensboro Police Department on Wed. Oct. 2.

Evidently, National Coffee Day is not like Labor Day or Thanksgiving and there is some leeway in when it is celebrated. Next year, if the City Council would step up to the plate, all of Greensboro could celebrate National Coffee Day on the same day.

The police are recognizing national coffee day with “Coffee with a Cop Day,” and Police Chief Wayne Scott and other officers will be available at a variety of locations during the day for a chat over a cup of joe.

If you would like to have coffee with a cop on Wednesday, here are the times and locations.

8 to 10 a.m. at New Garden Bagels, 1577 New Garden Road

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Café Revolution, 1250 Revolution Mill Dr. #178

9 to 11 a.m. at Chick-fil-A at 2710 Koury Blvd

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Starbucks at 3711 Elmsley St.

The idea behind Coffee with a Cop is to give people a chance to have a relaxed one-on-one conversations with members of the Police Department, but if the officers drinking coffee for two hours early in the day are the same ones drinking coffee for two hours later in the morning, the latter conversation might not be quite as relaxed as it could be.