My mug is back! And it's really dirty and unwashed!

Philippines
July 10, 2008 8:14pm CST
Yep, the janitor found it this morning, hidden among the files in a file cabinet. The b@st@rd never even washed it, still have those chocolate residue and looks and smells really stinky. Well, it hasn't been was washed for more than 24 hours after use, so what do I expect. I'm talking about my mug which I lost yesterday. See my discussion here - http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1596526.aspx. I bought another one yesterday afternoon and I have no plans whatsoever of reusing the found mug, I will have to donate it to the "mug-less" b@st@rd, whoever he is. I hate the idea of drinking from that stinky mug again. Ugghhh! What do you suggest I do with the mug? What would you have done? I'm really tempted to throw it away, so the thief won't have anything to use anymore. I even have this naughty idea of putting a message on the mug which says "Yes! I'm back to my owner. I hate that stinky thief!" LOL! What do you say?
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5 responses
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
11 Jul 08
I would take my new mug home with me every day, I know it's a bit of an inconvenience but at least you'll know no one will have the chance to use it. You don't know what kind of germs some people have. As for the old smelly mug, I would leave it there for the thief and leave a note on it that says "Bad Karma sucks!"
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
23 Jul 08
Thank you for the BR!
@Vladilyich1 (1456)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
If you have an automatic dishwasher, I'd run it through three or four times. and keep it home. I'd also keep your new mug in your desk. That may not be possible, because i gather that your company does shift work and somebody may find it in your desk.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Yes, I'm taking my new mug with me home. No automatic dishwasher here, it will be washed by hands and the janitor can do that, since I have no plans of using it again.
• Canada
11 Jul 08
Did the location where it was found leave a clue as to who put it there? It would be something if it was found on a co-worker's deak. That would be obvious. Whose filing cabinit was it found in? I wouldn't want to drink out of it again either.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Well, the cubicles here are never really "personal". We are on 3 shifts and the cabinet is nearest to the group of 3 cubicles so that would make 9 suspects all in all. I may have to scratch 3 though, from my own shift because I know the three has their own mugs and I can see them anyways. The other six, I don't. I can't trace it too, I can if I linger in the office for 24 hours, hehehe... Well, whoever he is, I feel sorry for his attitude, his values are just way more stinky than the newly found mug.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I know this was posted two months ago so I'm wondering what happened to the controversial mug. I've felt what you've felt. Working at a cafe, we get free drinks so we have this area where managers and cafe employees alike could put their mugs/cups. We always had the problem of employees letting other employees (from the theater side) use these cups/mugs and I've found mine a few times over there, being used by someone I don't really know. So I would ask that person how he/she got my mug and then tell them that next time, they should ask the mug/cup owner instead of someone else if they can do that. Then I would talk to the person who nicely lent him/her my mug in my behalf. I guess being a manager helped in making it easier to talk and "set" rules. I don't mind other people using my mug. I've let several people that I've become good friends with use it if I'm not there just as long as it's clean when I get it back. Putting our names in the cups/mugs didn't really solve this problem though.
@roysville (496)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
It's not really wise to use that mug again, especially if you have no idea who 'borrowed' it. Well, if you really don't intend to use it again, you can either leave it for public consumption... or have it cleaned by the janitor, then use it containers for your ballpens.