So where we left off... We were having some tea with dear old Dad. Tea. Reminded him of another story about tea. Dad and my Uncle Dave were sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Twillingate, Newfoundland. My Dad was most likely sitting in a spot within the restaurant which would allow him the very best vantage point for gawking; a family trait. Their conversation went as follows:
Dad: So Dave, who owns this place now?
Dave: Well, they say the woman who owns it is hot to trot, 'by.
Dad: They do?
Dave: Yes, they say she's hot to trot because she was living here with an old man before and they were running it together, they thought those two were married, but then he left and a younger man came in and now she's with him.
Dad: *flirting, as he is wont to do* I'll have some green tea. Dave, you should have some, too.
Dave: No, I can't say as I'd care for that.
Dad: Oh, but it has tremendous health benefits, Dave. Could you please tell my brother Dave here that green tea is good for him?
*Waitress puts her hand under the table and raps her knuckles on the underside of the table top rhythmically*