Originally Posted by tiny terror
I've been going over this in my mind most of the morning because I just can't fathom how someone would feel it's their right to take something that's not theirs in the first place and how they could think they should continue to keep it after it's been pointed out that it belongs to someone else. The only thing I can think of is that he was embarrassed and was trying to save a little face, but what's up with people?
Tiny, I think you are right on the money with your assessment. He was caught and then too em-bare-assed to admit fault. It's exactly what children do only this sometimes is carries though adulthood for some people.
Unlimited, if I were you, I would take the high road. If you like your job and don't want to get caught in any criminal activities over some worthless jerk, then kill him with kindness, be the better person. Everyone in your office is probably aware of the issues from either you or from him. Acting on something now will get you pinched for sure.
I would print out Tiny's advertisement and hand it to him. Let him know there are no hard feelings and move on. If he's any kind of human being, he will capitulate when he realizes that you really do own the mug because you are supplying him a lead to buy a new one.
If he still acts like a big "A" then put some syrup of Ipecac in his coffee six onths from now.... it's not easily traceable.