Generally, I am pretty liberal-minded when it comes to eating and drinking. I will eat food I drop on the floor at home, happily eat left over pizza for breakfast, lick sambuca off another woman’s breast etc etc
On Sunday though, I had a drink related incident that turned even my stomach.
I was sitting in the cafe at the gym, enjoying a cup of coffee and reading a book. Before you all howl in disbelief, I will clarify that I wasn’t actually there EXERCISING. Heaven forbid. No, I was just sat waiting for Belle while she was swimming with her Dad.
Anyway, I was sat there, minding my own business, half way through my coffee. On the table next to me was a family of four – mum, dad and two kids, all clearly having just enjoyed a wholesome Sunday morning family swim. The daughter, who looked about six or seven, wandered over to my table, and I was all ready to do some sort of friendly smile, when she stuck both her hands into my coffee.
She just dunked them both in, and started swirling them around. I think my jaw may have actually dropped.
Although her dad didn’t even look up from his paper, her mum came over and removed the offending hands. I looked up at her, prepared to do my sympathetic parent bit, and graciously accept her profuse apologies.
“Oh sorry,” she said, and took the daughter off looking for something to dry her hands on.
That was it!!
Am I being unreasonable here? Would it have been too much to expect a bit of embarrassment on her part, and to at least be offered a replacement coffee?? This child wasn’t even a toddler. If Belle did something like that I would be mortified.
It was just disgusting. I had to go and get rid of the cup, as I kept looking up from my book, thinking about drinking the coffee, and then remembering and feeling nauseous.