So, due to an unfortunate turn of events, yesterday I obtained a set of silverware and two pyrex pots from the home of a man who committed suicide. I didn't know this man. I brought the stuff back to work for use since we have a kitchen area but very little in the way of silverware and even less in the way of other cooking items. I thought people would be happy to have some forks, knives and spoons to use instead of washing and rewashing plastic throwaway ones like we do now.
But, no good deed goes unpunished. A woman I work with who is pretty religious seems to be quite upset that I even brought them to work and refuses to use them. In fact, she cleaned out a specific drawer which she is going to label as such that are specific to these implements of assisted eating. And now we are teasing her, calling them the 'silverware of the damned'. I think we overdid it, though, she's pretty upset now. And so now I feel bad.
It makes me wonder, though, about people. I mean, when you buy stuff at Goodwill you know that there is like a 70% chance that it came from a dead person's house, right? Maybe that figure is a little high but you know what I mean. I made that statistic up, if you have a real one hit me with it. Either way, why is it okay if you don't know but now that you do you will be cursed forever for reusing something instead of burning it in effigy? I don't get it. I'm trying to get the photo off my phone now but...until I can, just imagine what haunted silverware and pots look like.
Finally, got it off my phone. Enjoy the kitchenware of the damned. It looks evil, doesn't it?