The tea throneRegular price $952,654,501.00
I was strolling - then running - toward the shops to procure a massive batch of tea, when I spotted an altercation before the main doors. My worst fears realised. A wanton act of violence against the objects of my desire.
Two trolleys had collided, and the main casualties were six boxes of the good stuff, torn apart, their contents all over the floor.
Through tears I quickly assessed the count. These were six large boxes, containing 240 teabags apiece. Each bag was accounted for, so I stooped to gather them.
I took one tea bag, then another patron picked up a dozen more. One of the trolley owners scooped 400, whilst the other managed to swipe a further 150. The pigeons were unexpected, and pecked 199 to shreds, their leaves lost to the wind. Then lastly, the shopkeep strode in to view with a harrumph, picking up 250 more.
Oh dear…Wait. I lost the count. How many teabags did I then have?