A woman came into my shop today looking for tea cups. Three tea cups, as a gift for a friend who was getting married. Actually, remarried. Years ago, there were three of them who lived on the same street and would get together at least once a week for cups of tea and good chocolate and talk about how horrible their marriages were. They were all so unhappy and it helped to talk to each other and commiserate about their husbands. Ultimately, all three of them divorced their husbands, within six months of each other.
This woman’s friend is the first of the three to find love again and since it is her second marriage she’s not doing a big celebration and has no need for all the normal gifts usually given at a first marriage. So this customer wants to give her a special gift and is putting together a gift basket with tea, three tea cups, and some wonderful chocolate, as a reminder of their special friendship and how they helped each other through a very challenging period in their lives.
And now they can drink tea together, in peace, and happy.