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!

8 comments:

Gwendol Bowling said...

You are too funny! This is a wonderful blog entry! I REALLY am laughing out loud and not LOL'ing!

parTea lady said...

Sometimes it makes you wonder - have they even tried tea!

I think your card and enclosed goodies will really give your friend a lift.

Marilyn said...

What special treats to send to a friend that needs cheering up. I would have laughed at receiving that card with the word "coffee" crossed out.

Debbie said...

LOVE the Thelma & Louise magnet!

Have a friend who is "Louise" to my "Thelma"!!

Would like to get this for her. Do you mind my asking where you got it?

THANKS!!

Debbie

Angela McRae said...

No problem! Got it at Hastings bookstore here in Newnan. If you don't have a Hastings near you, though, I'll bet you could search for "Anne Taintor" on Amazon or somewhere to find these. Good luck!

Lisa Leggett said...

What a cute card, it's funny though how often you see things that are very surely *tea* related and yet say coffee or latte all over them. Tisk, tisk.

Thank you ever so for your comments on my blog Angela, that makes me feel really good because I'm a big fan of your blog! I read it every single day. Love it!

Have a wonderful day!
Lisa

Linda J. said...

Too funny!

Jason Witt said...

Yeah, friends don't let friends drink coffee. --Spirituality of Tea