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# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: Where do used tea bags go?
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 is stretching out in front of you – 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… I’m almost afraid to pose this one to you – it’s already led to a lot of finger-pointing in HQ this morning about who’s been leaving the communal kitchen in a state. Thanks to Ross Duggan – @duggan – for the controversial suggestion.

Here it is – where do you put your used teabags?

A. In the sink, or…

( kitchen sink.)

B. In the bin, or…

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C. On a teabag holder, or…

(Abulic Monkey/Flickr/Creative Commons)

D. Onto the compost heap…

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Vote here: My used teabags generally end up…

Poll Results:

B - In the bin (633)
C - In a teabag holder (573)
D - On the compost heap (426)
E - I don't drink tea (292)
A - In the sink (98)

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