Nov 23, 2013
She came up with one I had to deal with a couple of months ago that I would like to share with you.
Question: What happens when there is a disaster in the tea room?
I was thinking and thinking of the last disaster I had in the tea room, and how I handled it. There was the Seattle earthquake in 2001. It was a 6.8 magnitude and did considerable damage to buildings and rocked for what seemed like a long time. But I was at work when it happened, and since we couldn't get cars out of our underground garage, several of my co-workers walked with me to my house, and I made tea for them to calm everyone down.
With all of the other natural and manmade disasters in the world; hurricanes, typhoons, flooding, earthquakes, oil spills, nuclear; it seemed like a reasonable question to me. However, I decided to probe a little for what was on her mind.
Question: What do you mean by disaster?
Question: Well what happens, for example, when someone spills tea on the tatami mats?
Answer: Well then, they would clean it up!