tea at the edge of the Empty Quarter, Oman
Making tea is one of the most comforting rituals in the world. It is done differently in different places but in general you stop the car, gather some wood, boil water in a battered tea pot then sit and talk. Repeat as necessary. Spirits revive, strangers become friends.
above, making tea, Iran
I can't think of another ritual like this to bring strangers together and revive spirits. Lest you think I only do this on the road, I do it at home all the time. However, my equipment though is somewhat different. Tea time is a great way to spend a little time waiting for the light to change.
Or in the case of the picture below waiting for the light not to change
New York, NY
above, tea time deep under the Nakanai Plateau, New Britain