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A cuppa tea is thought to help most things in England, what traditionally helps most things in your country?

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Aug 10, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by katherine24 (185 points)

In England, rarely can you go wrong with offering someone a "cup of tea," or "putting the kettle on," as a response to someone receiving bad news, what is the tradition of your country?

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Virginia Aug 10, 2017

"If I knew you were comin' I'd a baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake,

If I knew you were comin' I'd a baked a cake, howdy-do howdy-do howdy-do."

katherine24 Virginia Aug 10, 2017

Lol!! wonderful, my mother use to sing this one.

Virginia Virginia Aug 10, 2017

Well, I also rely on your British tradition of the wonderful TEA, Katherine...nothing dilutes bad news like a nice cup of Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea with a friend...(but if there is time I will still bake 'em a cake to go with the tea, also!).

Rooster Aug 10, 2017

I just do my best to think good thoughts and blow off the bad news. Had too much of that in my life. I think a lot of us see things differently today! Move on with life!


katherine24 Rooster Aug 10, 2017

Nice Rooster, I agree sometimes it's better to keep moving on and not look back, well not stare anyway.

Marianne Aug 11, 2017

Yes, preparing tea, coffee or another comforting beverage or something to eat, depending on the individual's preference and the available beverages or foods, combined with a "ready ear", is widespread and can help much, if a friend, family member, or a stranger having received bad news is seeking comfort. I would try to find out about what an unexpected guest would like to drink or eat, as with friends and family, I knew and know about their preferences.

Hospitality is widely practiced, often more or less ritualised, and also showing sympathy toward people in hardship and offering help is part of social relations, although ways, traditions and methods can vary much from one culture or region to the other:

TheOtherTink Aug 11, 2017

Sure, a cup of bracing tea, or maybe some Irish coffee. ;)

Marianne TheOtherTink Aug 17, 2017

Yummy, too tempting!


But enjoy it in or with moderation ... :):angel::D

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