Throwing teabags in the sink? WTF?
October 16, 2011 2:37 PM Subscribe
Why do people throw teabags in the sink instead of throwing them in the garbage can?
posted by jason's_planet to Society & Culture (40 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I was growing up, my parents were in the habit of throwing their used tea bags in the sink. I never gave much thought to this, especially after I became older and adopted coffee as my drug of choice.
It never offended me but, looking back on it, it does strike me as sort of odd, especially when the trash can was only inches away.
Why do people do this? How did this pattern emerge? I know that my parents came from rather humble backgrounds. Once, about a decade ago, I remember talking about this with some African American co-workers and they laughed, said that their families had done the same thing. They also called the habit "pretty ghetto."
So . . . why do people do this? Any thoughts?