When the heads of the G20 nations gathered in London in 2009 to grapple with the economic crisis, angry British protestors demonstrated in front of the Bank of England ... by taking tea. Their concern was not bloated bankers' bonuses, the lending crisis, or the mortgage scandal.
To them, the disappearance of time for a nice cuppa represented everything that is wrong with modern capitalism. Citing the all-but-obsolete morning tea break, they cried, "We are here to reclaim elevenses!" as they passed cakes and cups on the sidewalk.