IF possible don't paint the picture for the rest of the internet that typical Americans somehow don't try tea or that we don't even know what electric tea kettles are. I mean granted, we've all had different upbringings, but on behalf of all Americans let me tell you fine folk out there - that is not the norm, we know what tea is and we understand tea kettle technology has come a ways since putting a black hunk of metal over a burning fire. Some of our.. inner country brethren .. may keep to themselves but let me assure you, we are a civilized nation.
Seriously, what the fuck. I was not speaking for America. I assumed that they weren't American because tea consumption is much more common in other countries and I don't personally believe many Americans would find it bizarre if another American expressed that they had never consumed black tea. I stated that I have tried tea. I stated that if you include all forms of tea, most Americans have consumed tea. I agreed that tea is readily available. I didn't even say it was STRANGE for an American to drink tea. Just that black tea (non-iced) is not one of our most popular drinks. People tend for other options. I did not speak on behalf of all Americans, I spoke as an American. Period. Maybe next time I shouldn't self-identify? Or I should have phrased "with normal tastes" differently when all I meant was that I am not finicky like Dan and Jeff? The electric kettle was also a personal anecdote that I did not attribute to anyone but myself.
And yes, Chicago is inner country, and despite being the 3rd largest city in the country is so uncivilized and unworldly. I'm a hick that knows nothing of the world, despite you personally knowing that I've travelled to many other countries even in the last few years.
Guys, you all know what I meant. Can you all just let it go? I can't tell if some of you are just playing along with this or there really is some outrage over some random statement made on a gaming forum on the internet about tea consumption in the US. This is just so bizarre.