A Hard Day's Work

Two leaves and a bud. Two leaves and a bud. NO! Not the dark leaves! Only pick the top three light ones! This mantra repeats over and over in my head the entire day. My hands are cramping up from the repetitive motion of grabbing the leaves. My back is aching from bending over the tea bushes. My feet and legs are wobbly from standing all day. Never have I ever been this tired... the only thing that I can compare to this sort of exhaustion would maybe be finals week at school, but thats a different story. Funny to think that I'm spending my summer picking tea on giant hill while most of my friends are somewhere on a beach picking what bikini to wear!