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weather: drizzling
outside: 18°C
mood: amused
I was in the company kitchen, washing my own mug. I always wash everything I use by hand. There's a dishwasher that everyone dumps their dirty dishes in and gets run when it gets full. And EVEN THEN, people will throw their dirties in the sink and leave. =\

But from Day 1 at Work, I've made it known that, seeing as how I'm a Stereotypical Chinese Person That Doesn't Trust Dishwashers™, I wash my own stuff by hand.

My reasons for doing this are two-fold:

  1. I am absolved of all general responsibility for any dirty dishes in the company kitchen.

  2. I am guaranteed clean utensils, cups and dishes. =D

I have hogged one company glass beer mug for my tea and one teaspoon. I keep it in my office and reuse them. I'm a slob, so they get washed when I need to use them =) But, it's only my tea mug and my water bottle. My lunch bowls/dishes get washed right away because that kind of thing doesn't belong in a professional setting. That and the fact that Yaletown, Vancouver used to be a warehouse and storage place. There's no telling what kind of critters share your three-space. We know for sure there are mice/rats in some of the buildings.

Back to the teaspoon. Somehow, I decided I wanted a different one today. When I opened the cutlery drawer to get one, I saw MY spoon. Yes, a teaspoon from MY HOUSE laying on top of the pile.

I haven't the foggiest how it got there. But I must have brought it to Work sometime in the last three years. I haven't changed spoons in a long time either, so the poor spoon has probably been around the block a few times.

Sorry, spoon... =}


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Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)

Reminds me of the adventures of Spoon in Skinny Legs And All by Tom Robbins.
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I needed a good laugh today.

Thank you, J.


How did you know it was YOUR spoon?
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
I recognized the design =) The drawer has a mish-mash of all different types of silverware, but it's definitely ours =D
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
This is a great story!! Poor spoon... all lonely and lost its family...
Aug. 3rd, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
LOL. My parents own a local restaurant here in rural Alberta, and there is no dishwasher here. All of them are done by hand ... by who else of course? Your truly. *smiles*. I think its cleaner anyways. --Ray
Aug. 3rd, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Kind of like the Nutcracker Prince, only it's a spoon instead of a nutcracker.

I see you did not mention that we have a Dishwashing Fairy to do our dishes at home...
Aug. 4th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
*giggles* I distrust dishwashers as well. And communal basins of water even more. I always wash my own by hand.
Aug. 4th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
As 'The Tick' would say, "SPOOOOOON!". Come on, you guys know, its the Tick. The comic and short lived television show? Anyone? Nutz.
mdmh (www.mdmhvonpa.blogspot.com)
Aug. 4th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
"s'ok." - the spoon
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