A guest in the building where I work asked if I knew where coffee cups were. I did, and was headed that direction. I lead her to a cabinet of 30 or so coffee mugs, many of which had been donated to us to help us cut down on waste.
When she saw them, she asked if I had any styrofoam cups. I said that I did, but I’d rather she use one of these, and I would be happy to wash it afterwards. I explained that was why we had these.
She stood there for a moment, said she didn’t have a preference, then asked again if I had styofoam. I again said I did, and again suggested a reusable cup. Again I offered to wash it afterwards.
She finally said she would really rather have a styrofoam cup.
Would it have been ok, do you think, to deny having styrofoam for her to use a reusable coffee mug?