Dangerous Storm in a Teacup

Old people. Especially very old people. They are the ones with a phrase for every occasion. Not just ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ (which doesn’t even rhyme) or ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ (who actually makes ‘broth’ these days anyway?), but bizarre statements like calling situations ‘A storm in a teacup’.

stormBut why call something a ‘storm in a teacup’? Have they ever seen an actual storm in a teacup? It certainly isn’t a trivial situation.

I mean, would you want to drink from a teacup that was having an actual storm going on in it?

Heck, it could mean death by lightening strike!!

See? Not so trivial now, now you are thinking about it. If it was unimportant then why are you so scared to sip from this teacup?

So, it turns out that a storm in a teacup is more than just a storm in a teacup.