A sugar sachet ritual

Whenever I’m out at a cafe I always fold my sugar wrappers up into one sachet.

This habit probably formed when I added three, sometimes four, sugars to my coffee. I was trying to hide how many I’d actually added, not wanting to look like such a shocking sweet tooth to those around.

While I’ve now cut back my sugar intake in coffee after a health kick last year, I still fold the slide the tops and extra wrappers into one. It’s a habit, but after waiting on tables and having to clear away little coffee soaked wrappers, it’s also a thoughtful gesture for whoever is clearing your table.


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