Monday, September 8, 2008
Playing Scrabble at T.J. Maxx
Perhaps we should start calling it "Tea J. Maxx," because this store is definitely a beloved one for us tea lovers. On Saturday, my mom, aunt and I were at the one in Anniston, Ala., when I came across a Scrabble coffee mug. Now being a word person, I love the game Scrabble, so I was amused to see words related to coffee (java, espresso, etc.) spelled out in Scrabble letters on the mug. I wondered if the language on the mug would extend to tea, but it did not. With great sorrow, this Scrabble lover placed the mug back on the shelf and started to walk away. But it was a crowded shelf, there were other Scrabble mugs about five rows back, and I looked up *under* the clear glass shelf (one advantage of being short) and spotted these letters: "EELING." Now I don't know about you, but I do not know any coffee terms that end in "EELING," but "DARJEELING" sure does!
So there I go, standing on tiptoe, rearranging the shelf at T.J. Maxx (why do they insist on putting these little items on HIGH shelves, I ask you), but finally I got to the back row and found this wonderful tea mug! Since I've been using the same tea mug at work for more than a year, I was happy to find a new one, and for just $3.99.
This is just one of the coolest things I've seen in ages. Oolong. Darjeeling. Hot. Pot. Earl. Grey. Tea. Leaves. Don't you just love it? Some of you may want to head on over to your nearest Tea J. Maxx and scrabble around for a new tea mug of your own. (Wouldn't it be neat if we could get together and play Scrabble?)