When you buy tea here at work you can get it in a paper cup or a ceramic mug. I opt for the mug 70% of the time because it seems less wasteful, keeps the tea hot for longer, and paper cups tend to add a cardboard-ish taste to the tea which my tea palate has been refined to detect in the past year.
Well today is a sad day folks.
I have been informed that we can no longer get mugs because of health and safety reasons. Something about mugs don't have plastic covers so they might spill and possibly possibly cause a low grade, wimpy burn, the type people forget about by the next commercial break.
UM, excuse me, but the paper cups don't come with covers either. You have to get one yourself from the milk and sugar counter. So unless they plan on putting spill barricades in the 5 foot walk from the till to the counter, this reasoning doesn't fly.
NEWSFLASH: LIQUIDS ARE LIQUIDY AND HAVE A TENDENCY TO SPILL.
ALSO, no one is forcing anyone to use a mug!! If someone is so frightened of spilling, then get a freaking paper cup!
ACTUALLY, if someone might sue because of tea spillage you know what, THEY DON'T DESERVE TEA and their tea drinking privileges should be taken away. Maybe put a sign on them that says, "Tea is a weapon of mass destruction in my hands" to warn others.
But yeah, don't punish the rest of us who are slightly more coordinated than a 5 year old.
I just had a revelation. I think it's all a conspiracy and they just don't want to wash the mugs anymore. Cheap, lazy, mother earth killing bastards.