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

Reminds me of the adventures of Spoon in Skinny Legs And All by Tom Robbins.
archangel_x
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?
bride
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
ducks
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
This is a great story!! Poor spoon... all lonely and lost its family...
razorw
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
toturi
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...
deslea
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.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
Spoonage
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)
athanata
Aug. 4th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
"s'ok." - the spoon
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