My ironic corporate coffee mug…not actually so ironic

If you’ve watched The Office, you’ve probably noticed Michael Scott’s “World’s Best Boss” coffee mug (purchased for himself!).

Michael Scott's

So I’ve gone and pulled a Michael Scott. I’ve bought my own corporate coffee mug!

I found it in a Value Village a few years ago, when I was thrift-shopping a bunch of tea cups for a photo project. When I first spotted it, I thought it’d be a funny ironic mug to use as a freelancer. A throwback to cubicle life where cheesy motivational phrases show up on everything from mugs and mouse pads. But over time, my mug has become less ironic and more of a daily reminder.


I’m a perfectionist when it comes to editing photos. But I do sometimes need a reminder for other parts of doing business, from planning for shoots, to writing clear emails, to keeping my files up-to-date so all my clients’ info is at my fingertips! It doesn’t all come as easy as photographing people. But I love it when I’m on the ball and able to provide quality service in all these areas. So my once-ironic coffee mug now helps me to focus on…Quality At Work!

Plus, it comes with coffee. The elixir of life. ;)


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