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# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: Do you have butter with peanut butter?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. The week looms 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 questions…

This week: Someone (hi, Hugh) suggested this morning that a piece of bread must be buttered before spreading peanut butter on top. Some of us were horrified at the addition of butter to the equation. It’s called peanut ‘butter’ for a reason, right?

Help solve our office argument. When using peanut butter, do you…

A. Also use butter on the bread, or…

(Image via Susan Daly/ Hugh later ate the evidence.)

B. Leave off the butter?

(Image via Christian Cable/

Vote here: When using peanut butter…

Poll Results:

B - You do need butter too (7002)
A - You don't need to use butter too (5350)
D - Can't we all just get along? (1562)
C - I hate peanut butter (551)

By the way, we want you to tell us what burning question divides your household/work colleagues/friends. Let us know in the comments section or email us at tips[at]

See previous entries in The Burning Question*>

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