A nice coffee – a rotten cup!

Mo and I went out for a brisk walk today.  It was sunny but freezing cold, so we decided to go for a coffee to warm up.

“Medium or large” the woman asked.

“Medium please”, we said in unison.

We sat down and waited for our coffee, which was swiftly brought to our table. I picked mine up to take a sip.  As I did, it started to slip on my finger and spill in the saucer.

“Ooh! I nearly dropped it” I said. “It’s heavy”.

Mo started to laugh at me, for being so daft.  “How can it be heavy?” she said giggling.

“Well, it is”. I said, wondering why Mo found that statement so funny. Using two hands to hold it, I proceeded to drink my coffee and do a bit of people watching.

“Oh! It IS heavy, isn’t it?” Mo said. I turned to look at her. She was giggling, the cup was slowly slipping down on her finger. “I thought you were being silly, but I can’t hold mine either”.

“I’m glad we didn’t buy large”, I said.

It doesn’t take much to make us giggle and for some silly reason this really tickled Mo. Probably because she had thought I was being stupid.

The cups had a tiny little, round handle, designed for one finger, placed at the top of the cup.  The balance was all wrong. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that they would slip on your finger, spilling the contents.  Who designs these things?

  • Comedy Plus

    I can see you giggling about this. You two giggle about most everything and we all like that.

    That’s a medium? I’d hate to see the large. Wow.

    Have a terrific day. Hugs to you both. 🙂

    • For some strange reason, I don’t get your comments by email, like I should.

      Yes, we do giggle about anything and everything and the large coffee cup was enormous!

    • For some strange reason, this comment was in my spam folder.

      Yes, we do giggle about anything and everything and the large coffee cup was enormous!

  • Sandie

    We now avoid the places that have silly little handles! Where did you go?
    By the way, I am glad Mo is out and about again. W e will be able to visit soon then!

    • We were at the coffee house in Penistone. Not a place we would frequent. We had been doing a little bit of shopping. Yes, Mo is finally all better 🙂

  • Who ever designed that needs to go into another line of work. I agree if that is a medium you might of needed an extra hand to hold up a large.

    • We saw a large cup as we were leaving and it was like a small bucket. Mo said we would need a crane to lift it 🙂

  • That is the biggest cup and saucer I’ve ever seen. And it wasn’t even a large. I guess it was designed by someone with a big mouth and tiny fingers. I would have dropped it, too.

    • I was surprised at how large it was. The actual large size was enormous and shaped like a bucket!

  • Ron

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Can I just tell ya how MUCH I enjoy reading these stories about you and Mo? You two should have your own reality comedy TV show in which a camera crew could simply follow you around each week to film moments just like this!!!

    The show could be called….”MoBabs”

    “The cups had a tiny little, round handle, designed for one finger, placed at the top of the cup. The balance was all wrong. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that they would slip on your finger, spilling the contents. Who designs these things?”

    Okay, I have to totally agree with you on that because #1, those cups are WAY to big and heavy. #2, for people like me who have short and very plump fingers, I can never seem to get a secure grip on them. I like those large cups for things like a cappuccino, but I think they should come with TWO finger grips – one on each side – HA!

    Great post, Babs!

    X to you and Mo!

    • I think it would make a hilarious show. If something can go wrong, it will go wrong for us. It brings us many a moment of laughter.
      Mobabs was a name I gave us many years ago. I even created a web site called Mobabs. In fact my private email addy is mobabs 🙂

      • Ron

        “Mobabs was a name I gave us many years ago. I even created a web site called Mobabs. In fact my private email addy is mobabs ”

        OMG….how funny because that was the first thing that popped into my head when I wrote it!

        X

    • Great minds think alike 🙂

    • OMG! MOBABS totally needs to be a reality TV show. I would absolutely watch that!

  • You gals are great. You can make drinking coffee funny! But, I see your dilemma there. While it is more elegant than the standard paper or styrofoam it is less easy to control.

    • They were heavy. I couldn’t help but giggle.

    • I do sometimes wonder what people think of us when we’re giggling in public 🙂

  • The two of you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make me laugh uncontrollably! And this story is very funny indeed! And that cup really DOES look heavy!

  • That isn’t a large?! O_o

    • No! I was amazed. The large is a small, china bucket!

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    I’ve been in coffee shops where they give you those things, too! They are totally ridiculous. Nobody could possible drink from those without the cup slipping from the weight of the coffee and no, it hardly takes a genius to figure it out. I guess aesthetics is more important to them than function. Which is also ridiculous!

    Made me laugh though!

    • I could understand it a little, if they looked really stylish, but these are just plain ol’ coffee cups, with a stupid handle.

  • lady in red

    I don’t drink coffee but if I ask for a tea and they say standard or large I always ask how big they are. I have seen similar cups but with handles too small to comfortable put your finger through without scalding yourself.

    • They really don’t put enough thought into the design of them, but I suppose they have to make them cheaply.

  • Rob Lenihan

    Good God, you could do the back stroke in that thing. You’re getting a side order of carpal tunnel with your coffee.

  • See, it’s all wrong. Because it’s unbalanced and heavy (I know that type of cup), you’re inclined to drink faster in order to make it lighter, and coffee (any hot beverage really) is meant to be enjoyed and drunk slowly!

    • I may get the large next time, just to see how I manage with that.

  • I have to use two hands for that sort of cup. They are sort of “the fashion” for the fancy coffee drinks here.

    • Mostly ours are mug shaped or a lot smaller than this one. Either way, they are easier to hold. Not that I mind using two hands for a good cup of coffee – and it was good 🙂

  • Liudmila

    If those cups were normal, you could leave the coffee shop without smiles. So we can think that the designer was a very marry person. From the other side, you had to take the cups with both hands and you could feel warm just some moments later. This fact tells much about the great intelligence of the designer. Don’t you mind? ;-))))

  • They should really supply straws. That would solve the whole problems. And probably provide even more giggles! 🙂

    • I would have been taking crafty shots of everyone drinking their coffee if that were the case.