|kpht's Tea Party concept.
||[Apr. 1st, 2010|04:42 pm]
The Boston Community
After a couple minutes on this, it looks relatively likely that this will happen. I'm predicting a 65% chance of a Tea Party counterprotest consisting of people having a tea party.
I mean, at this point, people are contacting their friends who play in string quartets, and contacting Steampunk LARPers who would have costumes.
As such, it may be appropriate to start thinking about ground rules.
I have some suggestions. These are just suggestions, of course.
Some Principles Of A Tea Party:
- Good tea. I think that we should find ways to have genuinely good tea at the tea party -- have water that's actually hot enough, and tea that's actually good enough.
- Good food. Everybody should attempt to bring tasty finger food -- cucumber sandwiches, petits fours, or the like -- whatever is within your budget and skill level, to share.
- Beautiful clothing. There's no point in having a counterprotest if you can't look good doing it. Everyone should attempt to dress to the nines, or, if you can't do that, at LEAST to the four-and-a-halves. Of course, TECHNICALLY, one shouldn't go to a tea party in evening dress, but, since so many people don't have proper morning coats these days, I think that it would be wise to let this slide.
- Similarly, beautiful china and linens. We should do our best to bring things that actually look nice. Nice things should be enjoyed.
- Inoffensiveness. This, I suspect, may be the most controversial proposal. I think that we should attempt to have the world's mildest, most inoffensive, polite counterprotest ever held. My ideal would be for the press to come up to interview people about their opinions on tax policies and health care, and have responses such as, "Oh, dear, isn't that a rather personal question?" and, "Really, I prefer not to discuss politics over tea. Would you care for a cup?"