Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Great Milk Debate.

My husband and I will celebrate our 7 year anniversary in December.  This seems like a long time, but then again it doesn’t.  However, after 7 years and 2 kids, it’s hard to even remember what our marriage was like in the beginning.  There is, however, one thing I remember that has been happening on a weekly basis from day one.

When you get married each person has their own idiosyncrasies that you have to learn to deal with.  For example, you might think dirty socks belong in a hamper somewhere, but your husband might think they belong on the kitchen floor.  I’m not saying this actually happened to me last week, it’s simply an example.  Maybe you like to leave the shower curtain open when you’re done, and the other person likes it closed.  Perhaps you think the toilet paper should unroll from the top (which is clearly correct), and the other person thinks it should unroll from the bottom.  Again, these are all just examples.

Most of these habits or personal preferences can be overlooked or ignored.  But, what if one of those habits directly affects you and could possibly throw you into a tizzy and ruin your whole day?  Drum roll please…



The milk cap. Yes, the milk cap!

My dear and lovely husband leaves the ring on, just like in the picture above.  I, however, am a milk ring remover.  Honestly, I cannot understand why in the whole world anyone would leave it on!  It’s trash, throw it away!

I thought my husband was the only person who left the ring on, until some of you answered and told me you did too.  Wha wha what?  Girls are supposed to stick together!

Just kidding.  So, why does such a little act send me into a full-blown-ruin-my-whole-day tizzy?  Here’s why.  I don’t particularly enjoy having to pick the ring out of my cereal or coffee each and every time it falls in.  It’s gross.  Not to mention, I have OCD.  So, when the ring falls into my breakfast it makes me wonder where the ring has been, who has touched it, and eventually I will probably decide that the entire bowl of cereal or cup of coffee is completely contaminated.  I. Am. Serious.

Do you have a milk ring in your marriage?


Notes From the Grove said...

You commented my blog JUST as I pulled up yours! I think that's a sign that we were definitely supposed to meet today, lol.

Let's see...what's the milk ring in my marriage? I have a tendency to save things that are stupid. Like the bowl of salt I used on the rim of my margarita class or the half can of tomato juice I put in my beer. And my husband just throws it out! Doesn't he know how important my drink condiments are??? That bugs.

So glad to have met you!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic Blog!!! I agree 100%. If it drops in my coffee or cereal, I can't drink or eat it. Period. It is trash and I love you for believing the same thing!

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Christa said...

Haha too funny! I always love your posts. I do not have a milk ring in my marriage yet...I probably will though when I get married!

Amber said...

First of all, what kind of Milk Jugs do they make in MI.??? I have never in my whole life had the milk ring fall off the jug and I drink ALOT of Milk! I'm TOTALLY confused:)

Jen said...

I couldn't agree more with you. Take the ring OFF!!! This was the only thing that Shawn and I really differed on. He always kept it on, and I always took it off. Nothing worse than picking that damn ring out of a bowl of cereal.

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Laura and Ryan said...

I was laughing all through your different examples of 'milk rings' and then you said "shower curtain" and I gripped my keyboard and realized I was grinding my teeth. UH! Why can't he close it? I hate it when people come over and that stupid things is hanging open! BTW- you would love Germany. There are NO milk rings here. But, when you buy a coke bottle, the ring opens halfway and stays stuck on the top. You can NOT get it off. That drives non OCD visitors of ours crazy!

Hillary said...

I've been trying to think of "our milk ring" ever since you posted this blog, and can't come up with a thing. There are certain things D.B. does (leaving random cupboards open) but he knows that he is wrong.

I think maybe he just humors me, and lets me have things my way in order to avoid an "discussions".

I agree with Amber, I've never had the ring fall off either.