(updated 27 Apr 03)

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(Title Stolen From arnydgreat@aol.com)

CHINA -- A tea shop owner has been arrested for extortion after trying to get more customers by placing personal ads seeking a lover and arranging to meet them in her cafe.

Just because you were paying attention last time:

Lure customers in, then serve TEA? At least in the US you get whiskey and BREASTS! (seeker@vcoms.net)

In a sad note of irony, despite the lack of breasts in this story, the tea shop owner still ended up with a mate...a cell mate. (guitartexn@aol.com)

...Yeah, cause you can bet none of those guys would have ratted her out if a brick house had been involved.

Maybe the offers of tea-bagging attracted the wrong crowd. (archerjoe@hotmail.com)

Will give massagee..for-tea dowahs! (Baitsmotel6@aol.com)

Damned Communists. Here that's just called good business practices. (mrxsandmanx@yahoo.com)

Later that day, an unusual number of angry Chinese singles attacked shop owners, thinking that they had been scammed...when they had actually just been stood up. (tom_hanrahan@yahoo.com)

"Mmmmm...... scamomile." (rodentsRred@hotmail.com)

Bull! In a China shop? (rsherman@netplexgroup.com)

People became upset when they read the ad stating: "SARS: Single Asian Retired Shopowner." (Mistahtom@aol.com)

So, you are telling me she was just a TEAse? (GregorTheGeek@earthlink.net)

Chinese officials weren't nearly as outraged by this as the fact that she was also selling in her store "Cinna-Tiennanmen Squares," a popular tea cookie among the democratic revolutionaries. (WillyTheTunaFish@aol.com)

She wasn't having much luck anyway since the ad said SAS - short and stout. (mrsbrak@aol.com)

Today's winner, mcsestretch@hotmail.com, doesn't understand what the big deal is, unless she was inviting them in for some T-Pot:

I guess she invited them for a little Tea and A. (mcsestretch@hotmail.com)