Thursday, June 23, 2005

Tea in the Sahara

The following is a snippet from the IM conversation the cute British researcher and I had. It has been edited for length (I didn't want to bore you with the minutiae) and the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Cute Brit says:
Well this is good experience. It is teaching (our team) and (your team) to work together. We have to; otherwise the project will fall apart

Mint says:
True. Hopefully your other studies are going smoother

Cute Brit says:
No-this is the easy one!

Mint says:
(stunned face icon)

Cute Brit says:
The site doesn't seem to know what a protocol is!

Cute Brit says:
On one of our other studies

Mint says:
well...the next time you're in California, (My testing partner) and I are buying you a drink.

Cute Brit says:
(smiley face icon)

Cute Brit says:
Next time you're in the UK-I'll buy you both a nice cup of tea! LOL

Mint says:
LOL! (Editorial note: even via IM it has a nervous, laughing-too-hard-even-though-the-joke-wasn't-that-funny feel to it)

Mint says:
Have a good night

Cute Brit says:
Yep-thanks. Have a good day-Keep me posted about (the company that is contributing to all our delays)!

This is what happily-married, career women who are in the their early 30's and have 2 kids consider flirty fun...transatlantic offers of tea. Pathetic isn't it?


Blogger Kafka on the Shore says...

lol. tea! trust the english. ;)

Fri Jun 24, 10:58:00 PM CDT  
Blogger eM says...

LOL (and-not-trying-too-hard-genuinely-giggled-out-loud. Wait. Should that be GOL?) :)

Sat Jun 25, 12:54:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Heh Heh says...

*smiles* yes. tea. how very Breeetish.

Sat Jun 25, 01:48:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Rat says...

So when are you in the UK next ;) ?

Sat Jun 25, 03:24:00 AM CDT  
Blogger GettingThere says...

Come on, people! Don't make fun of the poor guy. Not every one drinks....

Sat Jun 25, 08:10:00 AM CDT  
Blogger motheater says...

Tea and seduction. You naughty lady, you :-)

Sun Jun 26, 08:34:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Anurag says...

Hey, I LOVE tea. I love coffee too. Come to think of it, I like to keep sipping on something all the time.

You should try a Chinese tea called Lobsang Souchong. It's amazing... I used to have it all the time in my college coffee shop (they must have been really frustrated, I guess).

How are you Mint C?

Sun Jun 26, 11:26:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Kafka on the Shore says...

talking of tea, moroccon mint tea is current obsession. really really good!

Mon Jun 27, 12:37:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Teleute says...

where did all d coffee lovers go??

Mon Jun 27, 10:37:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jay says...

Oooh first comes tea. Next thing you know both of you will buttering up each other's hot scones, you naughty woman!

Mon Jun 27, 02:02:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Primalsoup says...

Ah ha! :)

Tue Jun 28, 09:04:00 AM CDT  
Blogger GratisGab says...

Ah the much-married flirting...been there, so hopeless, so safe.

are we a sad lot or what? :)

Fri Jul 08, 09:33:00 AM CDT  

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