As I read on, she claimed the team of coaches at the workshop were mostly those who had a preference for S, and they were so surprised by the written responses from those with a preference for N, they wondered if the people had been drinking alcohol. Apparently, the N responses involved everything from personification (like mine), to poems, essays, symbolism, etc. (Alternatively, I could have written an essay on poverty or the shallowness of white supremacy.) But the point is, my first choice was not to describe the cup as it is in its concrete form.
I recall a friend of mine in this forum who started a thread on concrete description. She was excellent at the task, but I stared at the computer screen and laughed at myself.