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A new flavor

I was a tea drinker at the office.  My routine was: grab a tea bag, put it in my shirt pocket, grab my mug, and walk to the company’s break area.  There I would pull out the tea bag, flip it into my travel mug in one unconscious motion,  and then fill the mug at the hot water dispenser.  One morning, I went through my usual process.  When I got back to my office, I noticed that the flavor of the tea was different.  I couldn’t taste the usual mint green tea, but instead noticed an off flavor which I couldn’t pinpoint.  I took off the lid to my mug and checked inside, where I saw some brown paper floating in the tea water.  As I pulled it out, it dawned on me.  Before leaving for work that morning, I had used a brown paper napkin to wipe a spot of bird dirt off my windshield, and had considerately folded and placed it in my shirt pocket for disposal when I got to work.  That folded napkin became my morning tea bag.