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today I smashed a collogues mug

(77 Posts)
StillYummy Sat 30-Apr-16 17:21:32

It was a mug in the communal kitchen so didn't have an official owner. I deliberately threw it at he floor twice and put it in the bin. It's crime was the large letters that said "I hate thin people".

MuttonCadet Sat 30-Apr-16 17:22:43

What a horrible thing to do.

StillYummy Sat 30-Apr-16 17:23:11

Colleague!!!

Pinkheart5915 Sat 30-Apr-16 17:23:49

You sound lovely, have a biscuit

NannawifeofBaldr Sat 30-Apr-16 17:24:21

So criminal damage is acceptable as long as you don't like the mug?

Euphemia Sat 30-Apr-16 17:24:36

I might have put it in the bin if it genuinely didn't belong to anyone, but did it really need smashing?

MakingJudySmile Sat 30-Apr-16 17:25:37

Could you just put it in the bin?

MiddleClassProblem Sat 30-Apr-16 17:26:28

You're a dick

expatinscotland Sat 30-Apr-16 17:27:02

But you'd keep one that read, 'I hate twats'.

Littleallovertheshop Sat 30-Apr-16 17:28:05

Did you? Really?

VagueIdeas Sat 30-Apr-16 17:28:11

No big deal then - it didn't have an owner and it was a bit offensive.

Criminal damage? Hardly.

PaulAnkaTheDog Sat 30-Apr-16 17:30:30

Well that's a bit pathetic.

NannawifeofBaldr Sat 30-Apr-16 17:36:25

Vague.

DEFINITION - LEGAL: DESTROYING OR DAMAGING PROPERTY. CRIMINAL DAMAGE ACT 1971 SEC 1. (1) “A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages any property belonging to another. intending to destroy or damage any such property or being reckless as to whether any such property would be destroyed or damaged …”.

Now I grant you that no one is likely to charge her with it but it is an accurate description of what she has done.

The mug wasn't hers and she broke it deliberately.

BlameItOnTheBogey Sat 30-Apr-16 17:38:21

I mean, smashing it was bad and you shouldn't have done it. But seriously? That's a super offensive mug. Can you imagine anyone having a mug that read 'I hate fat people?' Totally not ok. I'd have taken it up with them rather than smash it though...

StillYummy Sat 30-Apr-16 17:38:25

I would keep I hate twats (because people can help being twats. People can't help being thin), but maybe not in the office. It defo didn't have an owner as it has been knocking round a while in the unwashed area. The bin wasn't enough, it was too offensive.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 30-Apr-16 17:38:50

It seems like you're suffering from extremely low self esteem, if a mug can get you to that point.
I can see if you are uncomfortable with your body shape and fat or thin anyone can be. Just because you're a size 0 doesn't mean. You're going to oozing with confidence, and just because you're a size 32 doesn't necessarily mean you're going to be a wall flower.
And if you're having a bad day. That comment could have upset you, but honestly smashing a cup up all over the kitchen really is bat shit crazy. If someone had came in and seen you. They'd have thought you'd gone beserk.

Narp Sat 30-Apr-16 17:39:28

No-one comes out well from this

But getting all legalistic about a mug is as disproportionate as the OP venting about a twatty message on a mug.

That's assuming this is true

MadamDeathstare Sat 30-Apr-16 17:39:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lulucappuccino Sat 30-Apr-16 17:40:13

What would you have done with a
"I hate people with no sense of humour and aggressive tendencies"
mug?

NannawifeofBaldr Sat 30-Apr-16 17:40:53

Really, you found it offensive?

Being thin isn't a protected status you know! I'm a size 8, I'd find it - bit pathetic And feel sorry for who we bought it but it's not offensive.

Palomb Sat 30-Apr-16 17:41:22

I want one of these..

MadamDeathstare Sat 30-Apr-16 17:41:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AmIthatbloodycold Sat 30-Apr-16 17:42:27

Wow. Is this a joke thread? Although I can't take seriously anything posted by an adult with the "y" word as part of their username

ilovesooty Sat 30-Apr-16 17:42:54

I'd have felt it inappropriate in terms of its potential to cause offence but smashing it was childish and posting this thread iis attention seeking.

leelu66 Sat 30-Apr-16 17:43:09

The cleaner has to clean up little sharp shards of crockery...did you think of that before you smashed the mug?

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