My mother always told me, "careful, don't hold that by the lid, you'll spill it." My grandmother always told me, "be careful with that drink, hold it by the sides so you don't spill it." If only they'd been with me this morning as I maneuvered two large, dutch apple chais into the drink holders of my car. The first one went off without a hitch. Somewhere between that and getting the second one in, disaster struck, and all those words came back to laugh in my face. Somehow, the lid (you know, the one that I had been warned countless times NOT to hold) that lid, came up off the cup, and in the process I dropped the cup. The cup with 20oz of hot, dutch apple chai. All over my passenger seat. Luckily, my sweatshirt was laying on the seat and took a lot of it. But there was still PLENTY of the steaming hot liquid to soak my car. Luckily it was made with soy and not regular milk. I'm still a little worried about it, but the bf said he has an upholstery cleaner that we can use on it after work. I can only imagine the reaction my mother is going to have when I tell her how right she was. At least I'm laughing about it, right? I feel like a complete idiot, but it's funny, in a way. Especially if we get it all cleaned up and not smelling weird other than dutch apple chai...which is a pleasant scent actually. Bonus: I went back into the shop after I mopped it up with napkins, and told them I needed to get another one because I dumped one all over the car, and they made me one for free, it was super sweet of them. I love my neighborhood coffee shops.
At least I know I'll never hold a cup by the lid or near the lid ever ever again.