Some people will tell you that a post about cups is scratching the very bottom of the blogosphere.
Here is a secret, though: the bottom of the blogosphere is made of cups. It’s all cups down there, waiting to be filled with insightful, comical, judgmental, or blase blog posts. (None of which you will see here.) What I’m saying is: cups could NOT be more relevant!
Fear not! I will not bore you with cups!
Once upon a time, I, the office XTREME cup orderer, was about to go on maternity leave. In my quest to be both diligent and awesome, as well as thrifty (cups cost less in bulk, doncha know!), I ordered a box of cups. An enormous, monster-truck-sized box of coffee cups.
Things always happen, though. First off, I could tell you right now that if we could force upon every visitor to our office a cup of water or coffee contained in Styrofoam, we would still be “in the cups” (a common expression around here) for many aeons.
But more importantly, our office acquired a new leader at a time in which we were still, very much so, in the cups.
Our new leader/supervisor/boss/hero brought a new coffee machine to our lair. It is a Keurig. And it classes up the joint. One of the first things our new boss said upon his arrival was, “And we will get some nice mugs for serving our guests. We don’t want to give our guests Styrofoam. And it’s bad for the environment.”
He is so right on all accounts. And he had not even opened the cupboard yet. (I am punny!)
We now have new mugs. And yet we are still in the cups. I am trying to think of creative things to do with the plethora of cups. For instance, instead of using inter-office envelopes to send important documents from building to building around campus, we could tape two cups together with the document securely inside it.
Our office is also severely lacking in wall art. I think some carefully plastered cups might create an attractive mosaic.
Cups might make a great birthday present for a coworker. We could fill them with paperclips or vitamin gum and SURPRISE! We could also wear the cups as party hats and transform our office space into Party Central.
Or perhaps the cups could store cat food or sequins or spitted gum. Cups could make for good archival material.
There are tons of craft projects you can do with cups, but most of them are not (for some reason?!?!) considered “office appropriate.”
In fact, there are tons of other things you could do with cups that are not considered “blog appropriate.”
If anyone has any clue what in the blogosphere I can do to deplete our supply of cups (it’s embarrassing!), please direct all cuppentary my way. You know, via commenting here on this post. About cups.
Be a good citizen! Use a cup!