Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Container conundrum

I have a drinking problem. I admit it.... and admitting it is half the problem, right? Oh, mine is not a problem of excess drinking, however. Mine is a quandry I think few others encounter.

Somehow liquids in containers with small openings seem to multiply. Let me explain. We have a very nice perk at my company. We have a virtual smorgasboard of drinkable liquids at our disposal. Our choices of FREE beverages include: at least 15 types of coffees (complete with creamer and your choices of sweeteners), 3 types of hot tea, orange juice, lemonade and no less than 8 variations of sodas. It is an embarrassment of riches. Luckily I am usually able to contain myself to 1 coffee in the morning, 1 tea in the afternoon and usually a soda with my lunch.

At the end of the day, I clean out the mug that I use for the coffee/tea, so 90% of the time I finish the hot beverages that I take from the kitchen. Sometimes they are even still hot! However.......about 90% of the time, I don't finish the soda and end up dumping 1/3 - 1/2 of a can out the next day. I hate that. I hate being wasteful.

Recently, for some reason, I started pouring the soda into a cup (I think it was because the top of the can was icky one day). The result? I drank all of the soda! Holy cow! It's a miracle! Since then I've noticed that if I empty the can into a cup, I drink it all. If I don't, I don't.

Is this odd? Is it a case of out of sight, out of mind? Have I discovered some sort of connection to an untapped diet coke reservoir at the bottom of my can?

The world may never know....well unless you chime in and let me know what you think the answer is!


roadrunner201 said...

LOL! That is the reason we NEVER buy canned drinks for parties. It's 2 liters or water;-)

Stopping by from SITS!

Angelia Sims said...

Hi Heather!

I am the same way! You're not alone! Of course, people at work think I'm weird because I drink water from tap rather than the cold Ozarka jug.


Cheers SITSta!

Alicia Istanbul said...

Sounds like a funny realization :)

Shannon said...

Came over from SITS! I love your 101 list... I may have to borrow that idea!

Donna said...

We waste so much soda in cans...we had to stop buying them.

Helen McGinn said...

I drink water or compromise... ;O)

Stopped by from SITS. xx

5thsister said...

I tend to drink faster out of a cup than a bottle/can. You could be on to something.

Stopping by from SITS. Make it a great day.


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