Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tea & a misleading greeting
Yesterday I was browsing for a greeting card for a friend who's been going through a really rough time lately, on just about every front imaginable. Looking through some card racks in a local store, I was of course hoping to find something with teacups on it, and I did. I have the yellow envelope over part of the wording to give you time to see the words on the teacups. Double-click if you need to!
But check out the wording! For heaven's sake, did anybody *read* the words on the teacups before they printed it? Well, I bought it anyway and crossed out the word "coffee" and substituted the word "tea" before I mailed it to my friend. It just confirms what I've long thought, that our society is culturally biased against tea in favor of coffee. It just isn't right!
On a happier note, I also came across the perfect little goodie, a magnet, to tuck in my friend's card. I'm a real fan of Anne Taintor's sassy sayings, and I hope this -- and a teabag, of course -- will make my friend feel a bit better!