Always bring it back to Tea

Small quid pro quo today reminded me of an old conversation:

Tomomi: But Dave-san, is there really a difference between English and American?

dr Dave: Of course there is. British are civilised people. Americans are ruthless barbarians: they couldn’t make a cup of tea to save their life.

T: Maajii-de?!?

drD: When Americans try to make tea, they use cold sea-water and don’t even bother taking the leaves out of the box. And that’s Boston we’re talking about. The further west you go, the worse it gets.

T: Aa, so-ka, so-ka. It all makes sense now.

Anything I can do to bring greater cultural understanding between people.

6 comments

  1. lol, I’m french and i love
    “British are civilised people. Americans are ruthless barbarians: they couldn’t make a cup of tea to save their life”
    In France we are ruthless barbarians too !!! that’s sure me particularly (I’m artist and drink chocolate at the tea time !! you see :))))

  2. GaijinBiker: what? you mean to tell me that’s not tea they were trying to make?
    Silly people… somebody ought to tell them you need coffee beans (and no sea water) to make coffee…

    Tralalère: the French are a whole different matter. For once they are left alone, they better take a chair, sit and watch the show.

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