From: Jad "/dev/null" Davis 
Subject: Department Tea Message (part II)
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 01:35:10 -0400 (EDT)

Spring has come to New England.  You can tell because the temperature
plummeted to 40 degrees (4.5 C for you backwards metric people).  Actually,
and this is "unofficial," it was roughly 70 below with the wind-chill.  I
actually saw people in the tops of trees where the wind had chosen to 
deposit them.  I was late for class, otherwise I would have tried to help.

It only makes sense that, after a winter of almost tropical weather, 
mother nature, that fickle wench, would turn on us with all her vengeful
fury.  Or at least an unpleasantly chilly start to April.   

You must know by now that this can only be the Department Tea message.  Besides
the fact that the subject line says "Department Tea Message," and the fact
that you never get mail from me except for the Tea Message (count your 
blessings--except you John, you poor soul), and the absolutely vacuous nature
of the message, you know it's Thursday and you've been waiting for the 
good word.  I can't believe that sentence is actually correct.  

Anyhow, the good word is here, and, after reading that whole message, by god
you deserve to know that there's Tea.  Furthermore, you deserve your share of
that Tea.  Lastly, we're going to give you the tea you so richly deserve.  
Well, not we so much, just Dan and Ann (did anyone else read "Where the Red 
Fern Grows" around age 10?  I cried for days).

BTB (by the by), Paul Cohen is reaching out his benevolent hand from 
across the Atlantic (indeed, from the very land that we Westerners 
pretend Tea-time was born in) to provide you with this weeks tea.  I'm
sure it will be special--and remember to thank him around 9pm, which is,
give or take a daylight savings hour, Tea time in jolly old (never has
such a misnomer been assigned) England.

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