Here comes this week's tea story
In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine.
She asks if you're sure.
You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting.
Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble.
Ah, you say, Well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen.
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Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.
In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.
I liked the Irish way better.
C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman
See you next week!