When the news reporter said “Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing out blankets and cups of tea” I just smiled.  It’s like yes.  That’s Britain for you.  Tea solves everything.  You’re a bit cold?  Tea.  Your boyfriend has just left you?  Tea.  You’ve just been told you’ve got cancer?  Tea.  Coordinated terrorist attack on the transport network bringing the city to a grinding halt?  Tea dammit! And if it’s really serious, they may bring out the coffee.  The Americans have their alert raised to red, we break out the coffee.  That’s for situations more serious than this of course.  Like another England penalty shoot-out.

~Jslayeruk, as posted on Metaquotes Livejournal, in response to the July 2005 London subway bombings


3 thoughts on “Tea

  1. Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES. SO. FUCKING. TRUE.

    Only the Brits would observe proper etiquette while their city was being bombed, too.

    Also, I need to call you at some point. Our anniversary is in three days and I feel like crying all over the place.


    • We’re plugging in our home phone again in a couple days (long story, and now we officially hate Verizon), so I can stop worrying about wasting minutes. Call when you can. *hugs *


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