The English couple settled at a table in the American diner. The $2.99 combo seemed just the thing. What was that? About £4.75 for the two of them. Not bad at all, Lauren mused.
The score was tied, as the soccer semi-final unfolded on the television screen. Then Morgan scored, and USA was in the lead. She went to the side-line and made a tea drinking gesture to the crowd.
The gesture stirred Lauren’s heart. “Ah, the food is great here and the prices are good,” Lauren observed. “But I can’t wait to get back home for some real tea.”
I originally titled this “An Empty Gesture?” in reference to Morgan’s empty cup. But that smacked a little too confrontational to me so I have changed the title to merely “The Gesture.” By the way, American tea might as well be in an empty cup, give me Tetley’s over Lipton any day.