How many of you tea-drinkers have had mishaps in the course of your tea drinking...or even because of your tea drinking?
In the past I've absent-mindedly filled my fountain pen with tea instead of ink, and even dunked a biscuit in the ink bottle,but I reckon those are fairly common errors.
Several friends have ruined their mobile phones by dunking them in their tea, or dropping them in completely, also common enough I'd guess.
But the mishap which takes the biscuit, as far as I'm concerned, happened last week:
Picture this:- a quiet moment, lovely cup of tea in one hand, new Quilt magazine just through the letter-box spread open on the kitchen table ready for a lovely half-hour (or so...!) of reading and thinking...
...mobile bleeps, Middlest wanting info...
...answer text, delete message, return to magazine, pick up lovely hot cup of tea and take that first perfect slurp...
...followed by...a bite of the phone!!!!!!!
What was I thinking?
I don't even eat biscuits any more!
Talk about wits gone a-begging!
And boy did it hurt!
(Note to viewers: no mobile phones were injured in the making of this blog post.)