Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tea-ed Up!

So I am vacationing in the south. So I wanted some ice tea. We have well water in the cottage on the island and so I used the insta-hot on the sink. Floated my tea bags, poured it over ice, took a sip and promptly spit it out. OMG that was gross! It tasked like boiled eggs and tea. Yuck.

So while we were out this afternoon, I went into the pizza shoppe across from the beach and this is what went down...

Me: Do you have brewed ice tea?

19 yr old surf dude: Sweet or Un-sweet?

Me: How do you sweeten the sweet tea?

19: Um, well with sugar. how do sweeten yours?

Me: With sugar. But you just never know. I am worried about corn syrup.

19: I made it myself. I used plain old white sugar. I do not think anyone has every asked me that before... I doubt we have any corn syrup....

Me: Well see there is a first time for everything. I will take one, lite on the ice.

19: Ok, it will be $1.61...

as I walk out I overhear him say to his buddy - she thought we made our tea with pancake syrup. It is a pizza shop - why would we have pancake syrup....(he kept shaking his head.)

See I am totally freaking out people - but seriously...One never knows. And yes - that sweet tea was divine....

2 comments:

IHateToast said...

did you know that there's a dr pepper plant in tex that still uses sugar? i am not a fan of dr pepper, but i'm tempted to see what it's like. supposed to be come throw back diner.

pancake syrup in tea. gleck. he must have thought you were full-on nutty.

Susan said...

Yeah he thought I was whacked out on something. High on something other than sugar that is for sure - but one just never knows and corn - well it is in everything....