Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

28 Feb 2002, 14:53 p.m.

At the bus stop near my house, I've noticed some…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

At the bus stop near my house, I've noticed some unusual litter in the gutter. Among the dust and cigarette butts lie about ten used teabags. My theory: it used to be, very recently, that some woman ran every day for two weeks from her door nearby to the bus stop. She was always running late. She poured hot water over her teabag in a paper cup or a thermos just before she ran out the door. As she waited for the bus, the tea steeped. And just before she stepped on the 43 she squeezed out the Lipton "BRISK" teabag and tossed it into the gutter.