My theory about tea is that it is a part of life that helps us deal with the other parts of life, often smoothing out the rough edges. That includes jangled nerves such as those generated by a wrong number.
The other day I was on the phone with my hubby dearest. Sometimes just the sound of his voice is very soothing — even better than a cuppa tea. We were just wrapping up our exchange of lovey-dovey remarks (best not to go into details here) when I got that call waiting beep. For anyone who has call waiting, you know that it can be a dilemma. Do you interrupt you current call or not? It could be something really vital — that call from the Lottery folks saying you just won mega millions, for example. Think of all the tea you could buy. Ever the optimist, I gave hubby my loving goodbyes and switched over to the other call.
That call went as follows:
Caller: “Uh… uh… well… uh… is she there?”
Me: “There’s no Joyce here.”
Caller: “Do you have her number?”
Me: [suppressed giggle] “Sorry, but I don’t know any Joyce.”
Caller: “Oh… uh… okay… I must have the wrong number… uh… sorry.”
Now, I know that wrong numbers are a fact of life and that we’ve all made them, me included. So, I took this one in stride even though it cut short my call with hubby. I made up for that with a nice cuppa tea, though.
A few nerve-soothing tea options for you to select from when you get a wrong number:
- Peony White Needle White Tea — A white tea from the Chongqing Province of China with a delicate lingering fragrance and a fresh mellow sweet taste with no astringency or grassiness.
- Apple Spice Flavored Black Tea – Loose Leaf Pouches — I’m not big on flavored teas, but this one is a bit of an exception. It’s sort of like hot cider but with a tea flavor underneath the apple and spices. A nice cupful sipped slowly does the trick every time!
- Dragon Pearls Green Tea – Loose Leaf Pouches — Just drop a few pearls into the hot water (not too hot, though!) and let them unfold. There is also a jasmine version for those of you able to enjoy floral scented/flavored teas.
A nice cuppa will soothe your nerves after an annoyance, or, better yet, have some first thing in the morning to get you in the right frame of mind for that inevitable wrong number or whatever other pesky event comes up!
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