In a hotel room, you always get a sad half cup. A measly, generic shot of Joe to start your work day.
No actual china or stoneware coffee cup for you, my friend! No, you’ll sip your brew from a paper cup that immediately gets stained by coffee splatter and looks like something you’d find in a bus station trash can. It’s temporary and disposable, just like you. Sure, we call you a “guest,” but we both know that in a few hours you’ll be gone, scrubbed clean from this room like you never stayed here. So you’ll make do with this cheap paper cup, won’t you?
It’s not exactly an inspiring way to start the travel work day, but sometimes it’s better to be slapped with the harsh realities of the world before you go too far down the road.