‘It’s not surprising that to this day in certain countries, not liking tea is viewed not only uncanny but downright insulting. Even if nobody would say anything of the sort, the unsettling silence that follows your statement of “I’m not much of a tea person” or the clearly failed pun of “It’s not my cup of tea, really”, is almost palpable. You even draw looks from others that are not part of the conversation; all to make you shrivel with the certainty of not being trusted anymore, as with a single sentence you managed to alienate not only the people in hearing distance, but at least half of the country’s population. The only thing that can save you in this situation is quoting Churchill and demanding whiskey at haste instead.’
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