Sheila looked in the mirror, satisfied with what she saw. Her floral print dress had just enough color, without appearing to be too “busy”. Her gold necklace and earrings set the right tone – interesting, but not attention grabbing. Her heels were high enough to make a statement, but not so high that they made the wrong statement. She picked her purse up off the credenza, took out her car keys, and headed out the door.
Today was the day of the afternoon tea – a special event that a local tea room held once a month. It was by invitation only – equal parts good conversation, beautiful teapots, and knowledgable tea history. As one of her favorite entertainers had as his motto – “Civility costs nothing.”
(c) June 2012 Bonnie Cehovet