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  1. ttsoldier's Avatar
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    I have a tea cup. Everyone has their tea cup. My tea cup has sentimental value as my dad sent it for me when he was working in Colombia. It's a nice tea cup written "Cartagena" on it.

    I love my cup, and apparently so does everyone else in this office. It's not your cup. Why are you using it? I would not go into the kitchen and see a cup that is clearly not mine and use it.

    The first person I saw using my cup, never used it again after I spoke to them about it. Great! But then, after hunting around the building going from office to office, I noticed one of the directors was using my cup.

    I spoke to her about it. She apologized. THE NEXT DAY SHE WAS USING MY CUP AGAIN! What?! Come on!

    I spoke to her about it again. Again, she apologized. She did not use it for a few days and then I saw her with it again. Boy was I pissed.

    This went on for quite some time and she kept using my cup over and over. So I decided that I would have to keep my cup at my desk when I'm finished with it because apparently , she loves the cup more than me. I did this for about a month and my cup and I enjoyed a lot of tea together.

    Yesterday, someone (I suspect it's the cleaner) , took my cup to the kitchen and washed it.

    So when I come to work this morning.. Guess who is using my cup..... I spoke to her again and she's all like "I just love the grip on this cup" .........................

    Boy, does she **** me off. Do you guys have any annoying co workers like this? I can't be the only one.

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    Sounds to me you are blaming people for your own neglegence. Why are you leaving this item laying around in the first place? I doubt these other people are taking this item off your desk. Keep it at your desk and no-one with mess with it.

    That fact you are approaching these people about something so trival could put you into a bad position down the road.
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    This is messed up. Someone in authority doing it...even worse. People should not use what is not theirs unless permission is asked for and received by the owner. Of course, maybe the director likes more than just the cup?

    Seriously, though, why would anyone want to use someone else's cup? You don't know what they put in that thing, nor where it's been? Perhaps putting an unpleasant substance on the grip might change the perps mind?
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    I keep my coffee mugs etc at my desk. Anyone who has personal items like that should do so.

    I do find it odd that your cleaning people took it off your desk to was it. The should interfere with any items on peoples desks. I would inform management regarding the cleaning personal.

    In regards to coworkers using it, well if you leave it in the common break room, that will happen.
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    Do you have a lock on your desk drawers? Could you lock your mug in a drawer when you're away from your desk?
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    My suggestion would be either 1 of 2 things:

    1. Leave all sentimental things at home. Accidents happen. If someone breaks your mug, there is no way to replace it....it came from your dad. I would bring a regular mug to use. That way, if something happens to it, you're ok with it.

    2. Buy a few mugs to leave in the kitchen, and leave your mug at your desk and out of sight.

    When I was a child, I loved using my mom's favorite cups too, even though she kept asking me not to! I just gravitated towards it LOL! So it looks like your Favorite' cup has also become someone else's favorite as well, thus the reason why they're now attached to it. Hint: if you use option #2, I would suggest buying a few unique textured mugs and giving them as gifts to those who adored your mug. Let them know how unique and special their new mug is...hopefully they'll forget about yours, and if someone else uses their mug, they'll remember how you felt...gift given, lesson learned! :)
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    I forgot to add, please sanitize your cup thoroughly! ;)
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    If I were you, I would just keep my cup in my desk. It's YOURS, after all, so why put it in a universal place where everyone would have access to it? I have a favorite mug that I got from one of my past jobs and I used it there. I always used it, then washed it and brought it back with me to my desk to keep it there. If you do the same, you won't have to worry about this rude woman using your cup.
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    This reminds me of those funny break room notes.

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    I know exactly how u feel.My college uses my phone all the time (red L920).BTW - since portico - are live tiles on mug updating regularly?I'm asking coz my mug gets bit overheated and tiles don't update after playing even some 5 minutes.Any solutions?

    The first person I saw using my cup, never used it again after I spoke to them about it. Great! But then, after hunting around the building going from office to office, I noticed one of the directors was using my cup.
    What a small world.I had a college in some software provider company - Steven E.He was kinda nice guy but every time we were working in same office my meals (made by my own mom) started to disappear.The only way to get rid of this was firing the person.I feel bit sorry about him and i hope he can start from the clear list now.Steven E - If you had readed this ,just forgive me and others.Hope u have a great success in new company.

    Edited:Steven!Don't eat other peoples meals!!!!Ask ur own mom or whatever.From wife in the future.Perhaps...
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    Poison her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlm1950 View Post
    This reminds me of those funny break room notes.

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    So tempted to do this.

    But it seems the solution is to lock it in my drawer. Just leaving it on the desk is not safe anymore!
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    It seems that she likes you... And by taking your mug prays for your attention..
    Just my conspiracy theory..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsoldier View Post
    So tempted to do this.

    But it seems the solution is to lock it in my drawer. Just leaving it on the desk is not safe anymore!
    Wow, your coworkers are extra specially rude if they swipe it right from your desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskys View Post
    It seems that she likes you... And by taking your mug prays for your attention..
    Just my conspiracy theory..
    This is what I was hinting at. I think she likes more than the cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconrap View Post
    This is what I was hinting at. I think she likes more than the cup.
    LOL. She is married to the brother of the Managing Director.

    No thank you lol!
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    Get some thumb sucking deterrent liquid. Apply a good coating on the inside and around the rim of the cup. Repeat each morning for two weeks. Problem solved.
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    I agree with what people have suggested here. Why would you leave something of (sentimental or otherwise) value in a common place where anyone could take/use/steal/break it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
    Poison her.
    Then he'd be setting up a PayPal account for us to donate bail money to...
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    Yep, they do. My gripe's newspapers. I have big trouble here. First, I don't mind anybody reading my newspaper, as long as they ask me first. It's only polite. If I wanted to read somebody else's newspaper I'd ask them if I could. Second, could you not read my newspaper over my shoulder, please. That's just plain rude. Third, a case I'll never forget. Reading my newspaper and a girl sits down beside me, along with her dappy girl mate. As I read my paper, girl spots an article she likes, so she kind of stops me turning the pages over so she can read it. Being polite I go with it. However, after she's been reading the article (in my newspaper) for about five minutes I've had enough. I turn the page. Then, her dappy girl mate looks at me in horror as if I've committed some war crime and exclaims "She was reading that!". WTF? If you want to read a newspaper buy your f'ing own.
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    I've never had a co worker **** me off, but I once had a co worker **** me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
    Poison her.
    Sorry, i HAD to laugh when seeing this, but OP, bail ain't cheap these days so I'd avoid that...

    OP, your story reminded me of a friend I had in high school who had a cooler he brought to school daily because his mom made the best lemonade around. He got sick and tired of people asking him for lemonade once word got out how good his mom's lemonade was. So one day he slipped some laxative in it and gave it out to all those regulars who used to bother him. They spent the rest of the day ********in the bathroom and never bothered him again.

    I'd lock the cup in my desk drawer or get a lid with a lock on the mug itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeT View Post
    Yep, they do. My gripe's newspapers. I have big trouble here. First, I don't mind anybody reading my newspaper, as long as they ask me first. It's only polite. If I wanted to read somebody else's newspaper I'd ask them if I could. Second, could you not read my newspaper over my shoulder, please. That's just plain rude. Third, a case I'll never forget. Reading my newspaper and a girl sits down beside me, along with her dappy girl mate. As I read my paper, girl spots an article she likes, so she kind of stops me turning the pages over so she can read it. Being polite I go with it. However, after she's been reading the article (in my newspaper) for about five minutes I've had enough. I turn the page. Then, her dappy girl mate looks at me in horror as if I've committed some war crime and exclaims "She was reading that!". WTF? If you want to read a newspaper buy your f'ing own.
    HILARIOUS!!! Your story and the op's story put together sounds like an episode of The Office!
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    here's an idea for you buy a tube of zovirax cold sore cream put a dab on your lip one day and see how many people use your mug then!!!! LOL

    p.s yes i have a twisted sence of humour! and hate people who touch my stuff
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    I keep all my stuff on my desk and important stuff goes into my draws.

    I share an office which is kept lock when no ones in, the cleaner don't come in ever to clean up it tends to fall on me a lot. (*_*)
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