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The Burning Question*: Do you put the spoon back in the sugar after stirring?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

You're not going to put that spoon back in there, are you?
You're not going to put that spoon back in there, are you?
Image: sugar bowl via Shutterstock

WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: We are horrified – horrified – by the news that one of‘s esteemed colleagues puts the spoon back into the sugar bag/bowl AFTER he has used it to stir his tea.

He reckons we are overreacting. Are we? Do YOU put the spoon back in the sugar after using it to stir your tea/coffee/hot beverage of choice?

Poll Results:

D - I don't take sugar (2178)
C - No, we're not animals (1764)
B - Yes, when I'm on my own; not when I have company (512)
A - Yes, what's the big deal? (226)

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