*EDIT* Yes, the contest is still on, baby.
Well. I thought it was a good idea. You know, self-deprecating humor, keepin' it real' admissions, community-building FUN, until out of 23 comments, exactly three people said, "OK! I'll admit I have a not-so-perfect life and a not-so-perfect coffee mug! Sure, I'll play!" And 3 out of 23 is only 13.043478260869565%. The rest of you said, and I almost quote:
"Lid, We (because you always use the "royal we" when you're all hoity-toity like this, don't you. See how well I know you?!) We simply cannot play because we simply do not own an unattractive coffee mug. Why, we simply don't! No, no, no! Why, we only own truly beautiful mugs that befit us and are consecrated to our royal coffee! Our mugs, like us, are be-jeweled, unchipped, unpainted on by Hobby Lobby pens, unblemished by water deposits. Your sickening mug sickens us, and we never want you to write about your sickening mugs again!" And you said "again" in a way that rhymes with "a pain" because you also use your British accent when you get all high and mighty, don't you.
And those were the nice replies.
Check this one out from Teri at Facedown:
Listen missy. (That sounds really scary right?) I happen to ken lee TEA...NOT coffee. I like coffee, but coffee does not like me, so I drink coffee's little brother, TEA. BUT, I happen to enjoy a big ol' mug of tea, not a little dainty tea cup full. (Read, thimble.)
So, since I am ineligible for your contest, because I am going to choose the higher road and not lie about a ken lee for coffee..I will just tell you that really, it is discrimination. :)
I don't really have a hideous mug anyway. :(
Teri, tell me how you really feel about this contest because you weren't quite clear enough. But I'm sensing that you're slightly bitter, not unlike every tea I've ever sipped. Ba-da-bing.
And what is all this "De-Junking" going on in America and Canada?
Seriously, people, don't you have anything better to do than throw away all of your coffee mugs? Has there been some Fahrenheit 451 mug burning that I'm not aware of? Do you just kick your mugs to the curb on a daily basis--because you don't have ONE in your possession? Not ONE???
Right. You probably don't have any stray hairs left in your hairbrushes or dust in your refrigerator vents, do you. Well, neither do I. Never have. Not once. AND I floss daily, to boot. So looks like we're all equal, after all, and some of us may be more equal than others, when it comes to flossing. Just sayin'.
And please note: that's two literary references in one post and one big honkin' math equation, so, even people with crusty mugs can have great minds, great personalities and cute dogs, apparently. And now I'm going to go call my Mommy for comfort, knowing full well that she will probably say, "Linda Ann. I can't believe you would show a picture of such an ugly mug. What will people think?"