Today, The McRae Company is announcing the retirement of Mrs. Tea. She joined the company in January of 2008 and has served admirably during that time.
Mrs. Tea's career here, while brief, was marked by distinction and honor. With a true servant's heart, she made a cup of tea for a single sipper with just as much gusto as she brewed up a pot for a tableful of distinguished guests at a birthday tea or spring luncheon. She was no respecter of persons and treated everyone with equal regard.
In recent months, however, it became apparent that Mrs. Tea was suffering from serious health problems. The groaning and moaning she made during tea preparation were extremely uncharacteristic of her. And without becoming too indiscreet, it must be mentioned that bladder control became an issue and leakage was often left in her wake, a bit of an embarrassment to all concerned. The decision was made that it was time for Mrs. Tea's fine career to come to a close, and she, being her usual gracious self, agreed to step aside quietly and make room for a newcomer.
So it is with much pleasure that the company today announces the hiring of Mr. Electric Water Kettle. Following an exhaustive search with the Amazon company, and after reviewing his many stellar references, Mr. Kettle was offered the position of chief tea maker for the company and assumed his new duties Dec. 25.
His resume includes the ability to boil water with the press of a single button and ...
... other useful skills, such as bringing to the job an easy-to-read water level indicator.
"We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership with Mr. E.W. Kettle," said Angela McRae, spokesperson for the company. "While we certainly appreciate Mrs. Tea's service and wish her a happy retirement, we are delighted to be moving in a new direction and anticipate many productive days ahead."
McRae also said she wished to acknowledge her husband's role in bringing Mr. Kettle into the company just in time for Christmas.