A woman has complained about her husband’s spoon habits and unearthed an unspoken rule that apparently needs to be spoken.
And that’s just not okay.
The woman shared her grievance with her husband’s cutlery use on UK parenting forum Mumsnet, asking for support for her position on the most serious issue.
“In my house, we drink a lot of hot drinks,” she began.
“I think it’s perfectly reasonable to have one teaspoon to stir tea and a different teaspoon to stir coffee. This is because I don’t want coffee essence in my tea or tea essence in my coffee. I can taste it!”
But her husband “thinks this is weird and you can’t taste the tea/coffee in the other drink. He regularly uses the coffee spoon to stir the tea and I can tell!”
“Who is being unreasonable, me or him?”
The question was met with more than 100 comments from people who overwhelming took her side.
“You are not being unreasonable. I won’t drink tea that’s been polluted by a coffee spoon,” one offered.
“I feel faint at the thought of a coffee spoon in my tea. But then I would always use a clean spoon,” another said.
Coffee-drinkers who believed the tea-coffee transference only went one way suggested that maybe it didn’t bother him because he only ever drinks coffee.
Could you live without your daily brew?