The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House

Stowaway Spoon (a.k.a. Company Kitchen Etiquette)

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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