Even the coffee mugs in the office.
I don’t want one with a Bible quotation. I don’t want one that proclaims that I am “the world’s greatest” anything, especially “dad.” I don’t want one that has raised three-dimensional ceramic figures on it. I don’t want one that appears not to have been washed.
Some of them are too small, or too oddly shaped. The ceramic can’t be so thin that the mug is too hot nor so thick that drinking from it is uncomfortable. One mug is so cavernous that no matter how much coffee I put into it, it looks empty, and there’s so much surface area that the coffee cools too quickly.
I don’t like coffee mugs with gold laminate cursive writing.
There is a blue mug that I prefer but it is often dirty, and on my desk. It is good when I remember to bring my travel mug because that keeps the coffee warm while I do work or get on a conference call, and because it is normally filled with coffee from somewhere else, rather than from the office coffee maker which makes bad coffee.