A reader writes:
Any advice on how to pleasantly ask folks who drink coffee to make the next pot? This seems to be a universal dilemma in every office I’ve ever worked in. Why do people think they can leave a drop in the bottom and not replenish? Full disclaimer: I’m not even a coffee drinker, but I do witness the chaos.
It’s the unsolvable problem of our time. Millions of offices before you have tried and failed.
It’s what’s known as the tragedy of the commons: When it’s everyone’s job, it’s no one’s job.
Does anyone have an office where this isn’t an issue, and if so, how have you solved it?