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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard item locker at Site-19.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a white, porcelain coffee mug with the phrase “I HAT MUNDAZE” printed around its circumference in large, bold text. The handle of SCP-XXXX is missing, and the base of the mug is chipped. Whenever any liquid above 70 degrees Celsius is poured into SCP-XXXX, it gains the properties of and should be handled as a schedule:02 cognitohazard. Liquid is to thereon be referred to as SCP-XXXX-a. It is of note that instances of SCP-XXXX-a become non-anomalous once cooled below 68 degrees Celsius. This reversion is not impacted by being located inside or outside of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-a’s cognitohazardous effect is instantaneous, taking effect as soon as SCP-XXXX-a makes contact with any point of one’s gastrointestinal tract. When said contact is made, the consumer enters a comatose state between 12 to 180 hours, depending on which day of the week SCP-XXXX is utilized. Anyone that does not expire from starvation/dehydration during this period will wake up, stretch with great exaggeration, and vocalize some variation of the phrase “I’m ready to take on the week”. Afterwards, anyone within audible range of said phrase, a "responder", will try to reach the subject and offer them words of encouragement, regardless of their social or physical status. Both parties experience elevated levels of happiness until the evening of the next Sunday, when the consumer of SCP-XXXX-a experiences an intense feeling of existential dread. This dread will continue until SCP-XXXX-a is consumed again. The responder does not feel this dread, but mood does return to normal by the end of the week.

Addendum: The following are recorded variations of the anomalous phrase “I’m ready to take on the week” and responses:

Further experimentation on standby by SR Dr. Beaudoin.