The infinite coffee debate
Some people like their coffee weak with a lot of milk, and others prefer it strong with a kick. The coffee debate is an infinite office debate. This first sign was gently telling people the advised amount of coffee was three scoops, but since it was written so nicely, like a suggestion, rather than an instruction, people thought it was up for debate.
This innocent comment about the recommended amount of coffee per worker turned into something no one had expected, and it shows us why sometimes it’s better to just say what you have to say, instead of beating around the bush and letting people think this is up for discussion.