Proper Tea

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Slightly off humour, not too distasteful as my British photographer who wants to shoot people, while blowing up the city in background. This one shows my playfulness with how words can sound different when expecting them to be one word. All built around perception. Ha!

There was a gent from England. Out and away to the states. While looking for proper tea.  The gent asked a business man about to pass by.

After questioning, the gent was asked, what is the price range?
Calculating the cost to be around 5 in conversion.
The buisness man said, good luck! You need to go the burbs at that price.

So the gent looked and looked for The Burbs
In asking peeps as they walk by, they kept pointing him out of the city.

The gent asked, Where is this place, The Burbs?

Until a man tells him, it's a gay place down the street. No problem said the gent, and politely thanked him.

Opening the door, he was amazed at all the men.
Some obviously too happy in seeing him walk in.
The gent asked,  Is this the place for proper tea?
Well honey, everyone's hot property here, just ask.

Deeply confused, not sure what to say. The gent again said, all I want is a cuppa proper tea.

Oh a touchy feely guy! Well, I'll let you cup your hands around this..

Nonono! I must leave, said the gent, completely shocked in dismay.

Submitted: March 04, 2020

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I've just been in America, and there are things which get said which just get interpreted in a different way than what I intended. I really liked this because it kind of showed that but in a humorous way. When you say something the other person doesn't always know what you mean. Fun short story.

Wed, March 4th, 2020 1:33pm


Thank you!

Yep it is a jungle trying to see the meaning both ways. I always had an interest in how words sound when spoken. At one time my mind had a large library of words that amused me, which I should have written down. With everything else that amused me.

For example...

Like how many get amused with a vast knowlege of car makes and models that were nationally recalled for highly dangerous faults?

I was thinking of making an odd run of short stories based on a killer who liked to use new and used cars, that were not properly recalled. A genre that as far as I know doesn't exist.

Wed, March 4th, 2020 5:46am

sprinkly biscuit

fun short story indeed ..!
yeppers different meanings , diff sayings , different accents , different ways of life.. its haphazard lake of words with splashes of color blindness.

Wed, March 4th, 2020 9:43pm


Ha! Yeppers... especially with northern and southern English, them peeps from Horton area of England are difficult bunch, almost like Glasgees. Mwhahahahaha! Tongue flaps

Wed, March 4th, 2020 1:58pm

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