INFORMATION: Mischief, depending on whom you talk to, is either a good thing or a bad thing. According to the dictionary, mischief is defined as: conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance. The key word here is "playfully". If something is playful, can it really be so bad? We don't think so. In fact we like to think that getting up to a little mischief is like adding spice to your food. (Based on this fact it would appear that we fall on the "good side" of the debate.) So, what about the "bad side" of the debate, those who think mischief isn't such a wonderful thing? For that we need to look no further than a poem by Jane Taylor, the British poet best known for writing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. In her poem about mischief, she tells the tale of a young lad who runs afoul of the law because of his questionable conduct.
In harmless sport or healthful play He did not pass his time away, Nor took his pleasure in it; For mischief was his only joy: No book, or work, or even toy, Could please him for a minute.
A neighbour's house he'd slyly pass, And throw a stone to break the glass, And then enjoy the joke
Or, if a window open stood, He'd throw in stones, or bits of wood, To frighten all the folk.
At last the neighbours, in despair, This mischief would no longer bear: And so - to end the tale, This lad, to cure him of his ways, Was sent to spend some dismal days Within the county jail.
Hmm.stones.bits of wood.jail time.not so good. Ok, maybe we're gonna have to rethink this whole "mischief is good" thing. Luckily, we've got just the tea to help us relax while do. White Mischief naturally flavored white. Based on a fabulous Fujian grown Pai Mu Tan and blended with tart pomegranate and juicy guava, this is a cup that'll convince anyone to let you off the hook!