At long last my mother grew tired of such occurrences and bought us cups with our names printed on them. There could be no confusion about which cup belonged to whom. I still have favorite cups. I keep them on the top shelf so they aren't the first mug someone grabs.
Apparently, I'm not the only person who has a preference for certain cups. Here's what I found on the internet. I must say that there are a few I would never use.
If you haven't seen one before, this is called a plug mug. You remove the plug and no one can use the cup without it leaking. I would have loved to have this growing up.
|But if you're not trying to frighten people away and just want to enjoy a good hot beverage with a few cookies, how about this one. It's a good-sized mug with a handy nook for your treats.|
This cup is for those folks it would be wise not to engage in conversation until they've have their morning cup of whatever. It gives us a bit of warning.
|This mug is for the overworked with little to no time for incidentals. It stirs the drink for you.|
These are for the more playful spirited drinkers. You can choose one with a surprise inside or one that comes with a building project.
|I would never drink from this cup and certainly not for a brown liquid!|