Monday Moans: Getting Into Hot Water

Easy as A, B, C . . . from BB

I always hate to spend too much money if I go out to lunch “with the girls” . . . or with anybody, for that matter.  I decided a LONG time ago, that buying a soft drink added $$$ (and lbs ! ! !) I really didn’t need.  Yet I seldom order anything to drink beyond water.

I eat my meal and, at the end—many times, even as I rise to leave—I think “Oh, yeah!  I had water.”  I take 2 or 3 little sips, and I’m out the door.

Therein lies the problem.  I’m not much of a water drinker.  Like the proverbial camel, I can go days without drinking any.  So I came up with a new ploy: when I get up in the morning, if I let the water run until it’s hot, I will drink most of a cup of HOT water when I brush teeth, take pills, etc.  So . . . I should order HOT water at the restaurant.

Go ahead—try it.  I dare ya!

I say “I’d just like some hot water, please.”  They bring me luke-warm water in a (cold) glass.

I say “I’d just like some HOT water, please.”  They bring it with tea bags.

I say “I’d just like some HOT water, please—and I don’t need anything in it, on it, or with it.”  I get weird looks.  And a steaming WATER GLASS of HOT water.  Often hot enough that it can’t be picked up.

I say “I’d like a cup of HOT water, please—and I don’t need anything in it, on it, or with it.”  I sometimes get it in a cup.  A cold cup, long out of the dishwasher.

I say “I’d just like a regular COFFEE cup with plain, HOT water, please—and I don’t need anything in it, on it, or with it.”  Then, I usually get what I want.

And I drink it.  If something is HOT and/or flavored (think hot cocoa), I remember to drink it.  Not so with a glass of cold water.  Yes, even in the summer.  I’ll often ask for a second cup—if it came HOT.  But I DO have to ask, even though they’ll come refill my husband’s iced tea three times while I sit there with a cooling third-of-a-cup of water.

What I WANT to say—when they so frequently get it wrong—is “What’s WRONG with you people?  If someone orders hot tea, do you bring it in a WATER GLASS.”

Of course, I don’t ask this in a Russian restaurant.  They’d just say, “Da!”

But they’d have sense enough to place the glass in a podspakannik [the “thing under the glass,“ commonly known as a Russian Tea Glass Holder], one of those pretty little metallic holders—with a HANDLE!

See you day-after-tomorrow for Wednesday’s WIPs

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