What is the point of having 52.3 thousand mugs in my cabinet? Will there ever be a day when I invite over 100 of my closest friends and they will ALL want a steaming mug of something hot? Will the town I live in have a flood and my house remain dry and I must supply warm mugs of tea to all the survivors?
I doubt it. So why do I feel the need to own all of these mugs?
For Valentine's Day Brent let me purchase a set of dishes that I have been wanting for well over a year [pictures later...they are fantastic]. Like any other set of dishes, this set came with matching mugs. So I unpacked all 8 of my awesome and colorful new mugs and, after washing them, began to place them in the cabinet. This is when I realized I have a MILLION mugs! [Okay, I have 40 but that is still A LOT for a two person house...especially when only one person drinks coffee!] 40 mugs. Seriously? We've only been married for 2 and half years, how did this accumulation happen? Several go with our dishes. I understand that. Others have been gifts from students. I get that. Others I purchased in college at local thrift stores. But why oh why do I still have ALL OF THEM?!
I now understand why thrift store shelves are lined with these ceramic vessels. Sure, it may be fun to get a mug that says, "World's Best Hair Dresser/Tax Accountant" but when does the madness stop? If you're like me there are really only two or three that you like drinking out of, and you reach for those every time.
40 mugs. Scratch that. 45. I have 5 on my shelf at school! FIVE?! I only have two hands, what it the purpose of having 5 mugs at my work place?
45 mugs for 2 people accumulated over the course of 3 years.
Do me a favor...go count your mugs and PLEASE tell me you have a ridiculous amount as well so I don't feel crazy.
Seriously...go count your mugs.
confession: I didn't even count my TRAVEL MUGS!