My name is Rick and I am a teaholic – Rick’s Fast Art Takeaway thought-for-the-day 14/11/17 #Making Ways #CityOfMakers #RicksFastArt

I have been drinking a lot of tea in the takeaway, a lot more than normal. So much so, I am making myself two mugs at a time. I should really get a bigger mug, or maybe a pot (it’s not rocket science, is it?). Currently, I only have three mugs at the takeaway and when I exceed that limit, I’ll take it to the next level.

I don’t know what it is about being in a workshop environment that is making me crave tea all the time. Maybe it’s just because it’s cold, but I am beginning to wonder if tea is a gateway beverage and it might lead to stronger things.

If that is the case, it might explain why there are so many fucking coffee shops. When did everyone start drinking so much coffee? And why is it so expensive? Maybe it’s not a cultural shift but an epidemic.

I distinctly remember a time before I knew what a latté is, that word was introduced to me by watching “Frasier”. Frasier and Niles spent a lot of time in coffee shops. I guess it’s just another American habit that has crossed the Atlantic. Like McDonalds. Like out-of-town shopping. Like foreign military interventions.

I also remember a time before disposible cups, use-once water bottles and hydraulic fracturing. What’s more, I remember a time before high street retailers’ rubbish was piled up in the streets.

But that’s progress, I suppose.

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