After an hour at the gym (exercise also helps…), I ran to my local grocery store in search of sage tea.
“How can I help you?”
“Do you sell sage tea?”
“Yes.” The young grocery employee handed me a canister of tea. “This brand is mixed with blackberries. Personally, I don’t like the taste of sage, but I like this tea because the blackberries make it fruity.” He flashed a wide smile. Was he flirting with me?
“Do you think the blackberries dilute the health benefits?”
“Not at all. You’re buying it for hot flashes, right?”
EXCUSE ME? Okay, I realized I had just left the gym, and I was working a nice endorphin glow, but… “No, actually I love the taste of sage….,” I lied. “Okay yes, I’m buying it for hot flashes. Is it that obvious?”
“No, no I buy it for my mother, so I thought that might be the case,” His mother? I was NOT his mother’s age! Was I? He laughed and laughed and laughed...”It really helped her with hot flashes,” he continued, blah, blah, blah.
“Okay I’ll try it.” So you’ll stop your loud yammering… “Hey look,” I noticed pointing to the tea label, “apparently sage tea is also for wisdom. Something for both of us…”
“Yes, ma’am!” He beamed.