Monday, February 09, 2009

The Cup

When my husband's grandmother was still alive, we would occasionally drive up north to Redding, CA to see her for the weekend. She was getting older, and had some health problems, so we tried to see her as often as possible. She lived in a little double wide mobile home.

Now I have to tell you that my husband has never been very squeamish about germs. He can eat after his children, and drink from the same cup as them. That's probably why I wasn't so worried about giving him the "dog-chewed" meatloaf. I often joke with him that he reminds me of George Castanza from the tv show "Seinfeld". There was one episode where George was cleaning and saw a Hostess cupcake sitting in the trash. He debated about whether or not it had germs on it, but ultimately ended up snagging it out of the trash and eating it. I have often accused my husband of having that same mentality.

One night, when we were visiting his grandmother, my husband got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. He was a little thirsty, and saw a cup sitting on the side of the bathroom counter. He picked it up, rinsed it out a little and got a drink of water from it.

The next morning we woke up lazily, were all getting ready for the day. His grandmother came out of the restroom, and I'm not sure why she felt she needed to share this with us, but she said, "I always have to measure my urine.".

To this day, my kids have never let my husband live down the fact that he drank from her "pee cup". :)

9 comments:

Erin said...

That is extremely disgusting. Not because of germs but because it's urine. ewww....

Lindsay-Weaver said...

That is disgusting! (If it makes him feel better, urine is sterile.) Me=Fact Finder Nerd. (I told you I retain random, useful? information. :) lol

Looney said...

Hmmm. My observation is that there are some historical events that are best left forgotten among family members.

Nene said...

I think it's hilarious! But then, this is why I love paper cups in the bathroom.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I thought you were goiung to say he had a cup a tea

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

Ah, the midnight drink story! You inspire me to write a post one of these days about some of the more bizarre things that have happened to me.

Amber said...

that is truly nasty! LOL at least he rinsed it out first that made it slightly cleaner LOL yuck!! (i was thinking he drank out of her denture cup but the pee was soooo much worse!)

Inklings said...

I'm like Amber, I was expecting it to be a denture cup. You have strengthened my already OCD-ness to never drink out of anyone else's cup. :0)

Native Minnow said...

A little urine never hurt anybody ;-)