We've all been there; a nice Regimental Dinner night. Fine food, wine and a bit of banter at the table. Then before the real drinking starts, cheeseboard, after eight and a nice cup of tea or coffee. But no! Not in my mess. No tea; just coffee. Apparently this is because (according to the Mess Manager, voice of PAYD contractor Avenance) tea is against etiquette. Now I've been in a few messes in my time and have never been denied a cup of tea after a meal. Even the officers' mess here (also Avenance) serves tea after dinner. Now to the question. Who has been refused anything in a mess due to it been deemed impolite or against protocol when it is blatantly done in other messes?