I work for the state government. We are very limited as to what can be bought out of our limited budget, and comfort items are included. No coffee, coffee makers, water coolers, refrigerators, etc.
In our kitchen, we have: refrigerator, two coffee makers, a Keurig single cup brewer, a Water cooler, a microwave, a toaster, and a movie theater style popcorn maker.
All of the items were brought in by people that work here, or everyone chipped in to buy the refrigerator. Therefore, they do not belong to the department.
Employee C (another department and location) decided that she needed the department's popcorn machine for an event. Sent an email asking when she could pick it up and where the free oil and popcorn for it was. I sent her a private reply that the machine and supplies do not belong to the department, and this machine is not the table top variety, it is 6' tall and not easily portable.
Employee C is throwing a world class tantrum over it.