The light's are on, but nobody's home? Did everybody leave in disgust because Cara wasn't there? Are they going to take their lives in their hands by jumping out and yelling "Surprise!" My cat reacts badly to being startled and he's kind of scary for a nine pound carnivore.
BTW, it just occurred to me that a more enticing sign than "It's not as bad as it used to be" might be "New Management! New Barista! New coffee machine!"