May 20, 2009

It Only Has to Happen Once

Hubs and I were having lunch together yesterday. I opened the fridge to grab the cheese (sounds like a euphemism for something naughty, doesn't it - 'Grab the cheese'? But, alas, I was simply in need of some dairy) and noticed a Tangerine Spritzer. I grabbed it and the cheese and put them on the table near my plate.

"I'm going to drink that," I said, pointing to the spritzer.

Hubs looked up from where he was spreading cheese on saltine crackers and topping them each with a single goldfish cracker, and nodded.

I sat down, picked up the can, checked the ingredients and admired its pretty orange colour. "Spritzer is just such a fun word."

"Yeah. It is."

"Would you like one?" I asked. "I've got a strawberry one in the fridge I could settle for. You could have the tangerine."

Hubs shook his head, "No thanks. Tangerine does sound interesting but I think I'll stick to tea." (Honestly! Sometimes he's such a grown-up.)

"Alright then," I said and popped open the can. I took a sip, "It's good. I think I'll pour it into a glass."

"Because it's just that fancy?"

"No, because I want to make sure there aren't any fingers in it."

Hubs laughed. "I don't think that happens very often."

I looked at him for a long moment. "It only has to happen once." I poured my drink into a glass and held it up as proof. "See? No fingers."

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108 comments :

scrappysue said...

fingers??? i don't think i'll ever drink anything tangerine flavoured again without thinking about this mel!!!

Alex the Girl said...

Words of Wisdom

Cairo Typ0 said...

Now toes are a different story! They had a certain "je ne sais quoi" to a sprizter! :p

Elizabeth said...

LOL. You know, I don't think I've ever had a spritzer.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

so THAT'S how they get the tangerine flavor...

Working mum said...

Sometimes you just crack me up! Now I'm checking my Coke for fingers!

Heather said...

Something to think about...one thing that I hadn't worried about yet (and I thought I'd covered all the bases!).

Future Mama said...

ahahaha !!Once to you or is that just referring to something you read in the paper?

Michelle Sybert said...

I'm pouring every can of spritzer I ever drink into a can from now on!

{Katie Lane} said...

I don't get it?? (could be beacuse it's 4 in the morning)

San said...

Err.. a finger in the spritzer can? *shudder...*

You are right. It ONLY has to happen once (to seriously freak me out).

Casey said...

LOL...I was taking a drink of Sprite as I read this and when I got to the part about fingers I spit all over my computer screen! Thanks!

Congrats on being SITS FB of the day! You deserve it!

the girl said...

Nice! Of course, you realise that I'll be pouring EVERYTHING in a can into a clear glass from now on, don't you?

xo

{Visiting from SITS}

Laurel said...

Ewwwwwww! I just read your "about me" and laughed ... I'm you in another body!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, fingers?????? I don't think I'll be able to look at a canned beverage the same way again!

Housewife Savant said...

Better safe than sorry. Smaaaart.

I came over from SITS with congrats. Enjoy your FB day!

Yaya said...

Lol! You are too funny!

Kris said...

Happy SITS day~~and yes, it would only have to happen once...yuck!

Pam said...

Yowza! I'm going to think of this every time I drink out of a can again. Or maybe I'm not going to drink out of a can again. LOL!

K said...

Once would definitely be more than enough!

Bethany said...

Ew! It reminds me of the "Friends" episode where Phoebe finds a finger. LOL!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute!!! :) Congrats on your SITS Day. :)

Tammy Howard said...

So THAT'S why my sister always pours her beverages into a clear cup...

James' Mommy said...

Words to live by.

Cher said...

ha! CONGRATS on your SITS day!!

MrsM said...

Fingers? Uh, ew. What gave you that idea?

Creative Junkie said...

If I found any body parts in any liquid refreshment? I'd die of dehydration.

Mighty M said...

Here's to finger free drinking!

carma said...

It's always good to check!

B.o.B. said...

LOL! One time really is all it takes!

Connie Weiss said...

That is an EXCELLENT reason to put it in a glass!

Happy SITS Day!

Karen MEG said...

Fingers??!!! Or worms, don't they do that in Mexico?

This was too funny!

Queenie Jeannie said...

A woman after my own heart....NEVER drink from the can!

Teresha and Damon said...

You're either paranoid or very wise or both! Either way, brilliant post!

Congrats on your SITS day

HoneyB said...

LOL. You know, they did find a finger tip in Hamburger Helper years ago.... ;o)

Ri. Short for Maria. Not pronounced like the bread. said...

Spritzer fingers...I've heard they taste just like chicken... ;)

Brandy said...

Great so now I have to check the toilets for snakes AND cans for fingers. ~sigh~

LOL!

Anita said...

LOL, fingers. At first I thought you meant kids fingers....as in they have to touch all your stuff!
Happy SITS day

African American Mom said...

Funny....funny!

Night Owl Mama said...

huh? I don't get it. I must still b tired

Jeannie Finelli, RN said...

Very funny!

Astrid said...

LOL!

Happy SITS day!

glenna said...

Cute post! Happy SITS DAY

Rachel said...

Wow....a severed finger to the mouth.....just, wow.

SugarandSpice said...

HAHAHA Your a weirdo like me!!! I'm always saying weird stuff like that and my husband makes fun of me for it! I love it:)

sugarandspiceandallhairnice.blogspot.com

Robin said...

cute.....

Tonya said...

Fun post!

Gigi said...

It's why I only drink water. ;)
And I think I need to go grab some cheese....

Laura said...

Never thought to check for fingers in my drink.

Tricia said...

Thanks for making me laugh!

Stopping by from SITS!

Kristin said...

Friends reference?? Happy SITS day!

Rachel said...

hahaha!

Joy said...

Took me a minute but I get it now. Probably because I haven't had quite enough diet Coke in my system yet today. ;o)

Happy SITS feature day to you!!

Melissa said...

I don't know whether to laugh or say Ewwwwwww!

Marrdy said...

Very wise!! You never know where fingers have been.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I never thought of putting a goldfish on my cheese and crackers, too cute!

Lizz said...

Heh. Hopefully it will happen NEVER. Though I could use a monetary settlement.

Little Miss Baker said...

fingers?! ewww haha Happy SITS Day!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Happy SITS Day!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

you make me giggle

Mommy of Many said...

fingers??? Ok I think I'll pass.

Pricilla said...

Heh heh. I am a vegetarian goat myself.

Happy SITS day.

Kanga said...

Happy SITS Day! Fun and um...interesting (yes, that's the word for it) post, LOL! I haven't had a spritzer in years - now I'm not sure I ever will again, *grin*

Although, I generally pour all of my drinks into glasses ... now I know why!

Blessings!

Mira said...

Better to be safe than sorry, right?

shortmama said...

glad it was finger free!

Days of Whine & Noses said...

I don't even know what a spritzer is!

visiting from SITS

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

LOL! That's hilarious! I'm usually pouring my drink out so I can see if there are any floaties from my kids getting to it first! But now I know to be on the lookout for fingers! :) Happy SITS day!

MochaTrina said...

You have great comedic timing. I may have to go out today and find some spritzer.

Holly Noelle said...

Mmmmmm...sounds yummy (provided it's finger free)!

Aubrey said...

LOL

Spritzer sounds so schmancy. I wanna be shmancy today. Spritzer it is!

greedygrace said...

Maybe the finger would give it a little extra taste!

Katie said...

Ha ha ha ha ha. I concur. Fingers in a soda only has to happen once before you are fearful of finger sodas for the rest of your life.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Sweet, I have a new good reason to pour my drinks into a glass! Thanks for the input! :)

JackieMacD said...

LOL. Maybe a finger is not likely but a fingernail... yeah, that could happen too.

Love your blog!

Jackie
thesilverwhining.com

Helen McGinn said...

Finger flavoured Spritzer...yum....:O)
Helen xx

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

LOL! Happy SITS Day!

Brooke said...

HaHa!! Fingers?? lol.

Ronnica said...

I drink out of a can all the time (Diet Dr Pepper) and never have checked for fingers. Hmmm. I'm about to open up another...

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I'm sitting here drinking my daily Coke Zero from a can and kind of freaking out...I never drink it from the glass but today I might!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Haha! Funny!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful - now I can add 'checking my drink for fingers' to my 'to do list' of obsessive-compulsive-like tendencies ;)!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOL...see that thought would have only come to me AFTER I had finished the can...then I would have though.."ugh, what if it had been that time"

Congrats on your SITS day!

dddiva said...

Wow something else I can be paranoid about, thanks.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Well thank goodness for no fingers! I'm more interested in the cheese spread on top of a cracker, then topped my a goldfish. Cheddar goldfish I am assuming. Cheese on cheese yumminess huh?

Mandy said...

Gross, can you imagine? I don't think i will be able to drink from a can for a while...never mind, i forgot I am addicted to Diet Coke and drinking one now! LOL

Ali said...

Yeah, finger spritzers are no bueno.

Lisa said...

THAT was funny! :)

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

That was entertaining prose at its best!

Michelle said...

perfect!

Delectable Dining said...

Okay... I seriously don't think I'll be able to drink from a can again! ;)

aforestfrolic said...

sounds like a convo me and my hubs have, tee hee...

Jamie :)

jeanine p said...

fingers are only in Wendy's chili ! yum

Michelle (hometc) said...

Don't knock fingers unless you've tried them at least once. It could be an aquired taste.

lynn said...

Great! Now I'll be thinking about this the next time I drink from a can! lol

Jessica said...

Good thing I don't drink out of cans much.....

Gamma Sharon said...

Grab the cheese... that cracks me up! I hate drinking from a can... now I know why. Lol
Happy SITS day!

Vickie said...

Oh great! I can no longer drink from a can:)

The Redhead Riter said...

That's hilarious! I thought I had weird tendancies...LOL.

Rbarakat said...

umm...ewww!

Emily's Bloggin' Out!!!! said...

Very insightful! 80)

Casey's trio said...

Ha....I'll never look at a can of soda the same again!

hotpants™ said...

Happy SITS Day!

Cammie said...

LOL!
So true

Mama Mair said...

Very funny! Well written, too!

Rachel said...

Tangerine Spritzer does sound nice!

Becca said...

Fingers?? I don't get it. Did someone find a finger in their canned drink??

Stalker v1.5 said...

Sounds delish ... after a thorough finger check that is.

Rachael said...

Hilarious. And true. Happy SITS day!