I work freelance in the UK and drink a lot of tea, like a lot of people here.
When I made tea previously I made it for everyone around me (or in the area I was working in). Now I drink a lot of tea and which meant I made loads! Far more than came back to me. This made me angry! Well, ok, vaguely annoyed very occasionally.
But in my current gig, I've adopted a radical new policy of just making tea for myself with the caveat of not accepting tea from anyone else. This means I can fuel my tea addiction without any further social complications! (I mean, do you just ask the table where you working? The whole office?!)
Am I turning myself into a social pariah and damaging my reputation or am I seen as a lone tea wolf, admired from a far for my uncompromising yet just stance?