I have to chuckle to myself sometimes. Where do these posts arise from?

Interesting because I actually am looking for an answer.

But first I must give you some background to my question.

I’m not a tea drinker. Sometimes, once in a great while, I’ll join Patti for a cup of tea but I’m not a tea drinker.

The word you see on the cup above and below is the Russian ( КЭП ) spelling of my name CAP. In the below photo, you can see the cup’s interior is decorated very nicely.

It’s very fancy and, it’s quite large. It was presented to me as a gift from one of the groups that I spoke at.

I’ve been mentioning my apartment here in Ulaanbaatar is chilly. We’re having outdoor temperatures at night in the range of -20°F and my apartment (hot water radiator heat) just can’t keep up with the cold. So I’ve resorted to drinking hot tea with my meals, and often between meals, to help me keep warm. But I’m to the point where the tea bag in the tea cup bothers me. As I’m raising my cup to take a sip the tea bags comes sliding forward and this bothers me.

So here we go with..


Do many of you / do all of you / do some of you just remove the tea bag and set it aside to get it out-of-the-way?

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I am located on the West side of Ulaanbaatar. I am very close to Peace Avenue.



Below we look a little closer. Sukhbaatar / Chinggis Khaan Square is the heart of downtown.



Below is my building near to my Nomin Supermarket



So there you have it Gord and all who are interested.

Smiling .. Cap

2 thoughts on “NOV 27, 19 .. TODAY’S RHETORICAL QUESTION

  1. Patricia Boone

    How fun it is to see our buddy again .. the cup with your name (in Russian) on it that was gifted to you in Siberia. I loved using this cup when I was there with you! I, to answer your rhetorical question, am one who removes the tea bag before I drink my tea. I also do not like the tea bag washing into my mouth as I am drinking. Also fun to see the maps .. they really depict how close our place is to Peace Avenue, a MAJOR road, and the proximity to downtown and the VERY closeness to the Nomin market. Smiles, love, Patti

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      By the way, the cup came from the Baikal Group (our Edward’s group) down in Slyudyanka in case you didn’t know. November of 2018 on my first visit there. YOU My Dear One, are 100% responsible for me having the cup with me now. I was going to leave it with the Irkutsk Group in their archives section so THANK YOU FOR THAT. I am very happy that I have it with me and will be bringing it home to Anchorage. Thanks for sharing your experience with tea bags. I never noticed you setting tea bags aside. Much Love .. Cap

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