Thursday, July 10, 2008

Filthiest Coffee Mug... EVER.

I'm taking a break from my irregular, unscheduled programming to share something horrendous.

An avid coffee drinker, I'll often have mugs pile up in my sink at home. If I haven't had a chance to let them soak in water, they'll have a greasy brown scum that clings hopefully to the glazed porcelain. That's just after one use, and if I don't happen to finish off the cup, there'll be a slurry of sugary, creamy coffee which eventually congeals into a mass of goo, or if there's too little it'll dry and form a rather crispy, clingy crust.

Now, at the office, I happened upon this specimen of mug. Not in the sink, mind you, but a mug someone was getting ready to use, here and now.

Boston, huh? Yeah, this looks like Boston Harbor on a sunny day, complete with some raw sewage and crusty fish poo. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

I don't think I could reproduce this level of filth on my worst day. I'm guessing the owner is hoping that the hot coffee will kill off whatever layer of encrusted, living filth inhabits their mug.

Quite frankly, this looks more like something you'd expect to see in Iraq or Vietnam; I vaguely remember a scene from Jarhead or Apocalypse Now, perhaps, where 50 gallon barrels used in the latrines have some kerosene poured in them and are then ignited, producing horrible smoke and leaving a baked-on brackish crust in its wake.

In closing, I animatedly express my feelings on this...

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