Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tea at an Obligatory Conference

The tea situation is far worse at my first conference than I expected and hot water is only available in the afternoon after my badge is scanned in.  This is at a $1995 four day conference- you can only imagine the quality tea one could purchase for this amount but I can't exactly convince my company that such funds are better spent on aged oolong.

If you snooze in public- you are fair game for a prankster like me. To be fair, these sessions were not all that compelling and probably the sleepers spent their time wisely.  I drank double bagged insipid Earl Grey. Tomorrow I'll go for triple bagged.

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  1. Why don't you bring tea with you?

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    1. Nick,

      The hot water provided at conferences are never hot enough to brew a decent cup. The situation is such that bagged tea is the most convenient solution and I never bother spending money on quality bagged tea.

      However I do bring chocolate bars, almonds, beef jerky, dried cherries and such.

      h

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    2. Isn't there just a big container of hot water which you pour the (terrible-quality provided) water in? That's what I'm used to seeing at such events. Can't you just carry some leaf in a cup or thermos you bring and just grandpa it? Or buy some of the empty tea bags and stuff your own!

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    3. You're lucky if that water doesn't taste like coffee

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