Reasons why using mugs you hate can be a good strategy
Is someone who steals other people's work mugs a cup-leptomaniac?
There was a cup-leptomaniac in a previous school I worked in. You could try to keep your own, dedicated mug in the staff room cupboard, but it wouldn't last long. Someone would lift it, perhaps thinking, 'I'll bring that back later.' Or perhaps, 'I'll sell that on e-bay with the other ninety-six.'
Even now, eight years since I left that school, I'm sure teachers are unearthing stolen mugs in dark corners of classrooms, cultivating a foot of green moss over a spongy layer of prehistoric coffee.
However, it was a boys' school, with mainly male teachers, and I found a cunning plan to make sure I kept my own mug for most of the time I was there.
I bought this.
|Four years. Four years, I managed to keep this mug for myself before it was stolen a fortnight before I left.|