My Double Lung Transplant

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Public Embarassment sector

I have yet again, managed to embarass myself publically when surrounded by something i love: tea.

Yes people, I managed to embarass myself in a tea shop today.

My day started out fine: i woke, washed my face, did meds, got dressed, did some laundry, called in to confirm an appt, then i went to the pharmacy, ordered meds and handed in a prescription. It was a little past 10am and i had already accomplished much of what was on today's menu. As i was leaving the pharmacy I caught a glimpse of a new shop - The Wandering Scott. I really wanted to go in but i was half way down the street.

Then it hit me: TEA. OMG. BRITS HAVE THE BEST TEA.

I did a u-y and zoombed back to the shop, and essentially flung myself in the door like a sick cat. I was alone, there were no customers. I stood infront of a beautiful wall of tea: Twinings, Harrogate and someone, Prince Charles thing, and maybe Liptons, i'm not quite sure. Either way, the wall was radiating happiness, and i was radiating it back. I wanted something different...and this wall had blends that you can't find in the grocery stores here.

The lady who helped me was really nice. In her late 20's and from Scotland. We chatted a bit, and I think i certafiably embarassed myself for being too enthusiastic. It's one of those moments where you think you're fine at the time, but the minute you're out the door you begin to wonder if your enthusiasm weirded them out. And shouting: something tells me i wasn't really talking loudly but maybe somewhat shouting, instead of talking like a normal human being...

I think I spent 15-20 minutes debating between Scottish Breakfast and Afternoon Darjeeling. In the end i settled with the Darjeeling - since it's so prevalent in The Tea Rose!! I do love Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast and thought Scottish Breakfast would be similar, so the next time I go back i shall get that.

I will skip step number one and refrain from embarassing myself. God only knows that i will never live down whatever security footage there is of me in Chapters. I don't want to spread this plight into the Scottish shop - where i hope i have made a friend. Who knows, I may never be allowed back in there again soley based on the fact that I creeped out the owner with my enthusiasm.

Overall, I am happy.

3 comments:

Alice said...

I'm drinking Rosehip and Hibuscis Flower tea as I read this!!! You should try it, VERY yummy :-)

BreathinSteven said...

Seriously, Girl...

#1) I'm glad your day started with waking up -- always a good sign...

#2) You might feel embarassed with your little personal-party in the tea shop... But I'm sure they were tickled pink. To a person selling something they think is special, there is nothing more satisfying than having an enthusiastic, excited customer "radiating happiness" because they found something they like... Though I would like to see the video...

You take care, Bree... Glad you're happy...

Love, Steve

Amy said...

First thing I thought of was the Tea Rose and then you said Darjeeling and I was like OMG!!!!!!!! So glad you got it and I hope it tastes as fabulous as Fiona makes it out to be!!!!

I'm with Steven, I bet they were so happy to have someone excited about their shop you made their day :)