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The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

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WE KNOW HOW you feel. The week is stretching out in front of you with no end in sight 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. Possibly.

This week: Okay, we’ve held off on this one because we’re almost afraid to know the answer but… lots of people check their phones on the toilet, right? We blame the advent of the smartphone, the internet and (probably) the urge to check‘s app ten times a day.

But maybe we judge too quickly. You tell us: Is it alright to use your phone while in the smallest room?

Poll Results:

B. Yes, I'll text or surf - but I won't make a call. (1962)
C. No, that's gross. (1712)
A. Yes, I do it all the time. (537)
D. I don't own a phone. (435)

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