Thursday, January 13, 2011

NEVER OFFER A GUEST A SECOND CUP OF TEA

Andrea Colls-Halpern, born and bred in Manchester, England, tried very hard to make a proper girl of me. Andrea taught me early on that offering a guest a second cup of tea was tantamount to asking the guest to leave. "You might as well tell them, 'Here's your hat. . . What's your hurry,'" she would say, quoting my father!

2 comments:

  1. Glad this custom doesn't apply to coffee. Or should it. . . ?

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  2. Kenar,
    Given the size of the mugs in which coffee is now served, Yes It Should.

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