Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Is Your Glass Half Full?

Is this a glass half full or a glass half empty? SwingDaddy would say that it's a glass half full. I would say that it's a full glass.

No, this has nothing to do with our outlook on life, whether we're optimistic or pessimistic. This post is actually about how much liquid we perceive is in the glass.

I don't drink a lot, so when I have a larger cup, I only partially fill it. Otherwise, I'd have to pour a lot of leftover cranras juice into the sink at the end of dinner. It's a reflex – large glass means pour halfway, even if it's a drink for SwingDaddy. For a decade now, he's very patiently accepted the half full glass that I give him, taken it back to the refrigerator and added more. It looks wasteful to me, but he always empties the glass, so it's obviously not.

This summer, I had a breakthrough. Just after his small son sucked down 16 ounces of diluted apple juice, more liquid than I have ever consumed at a sitting in my entire life, I handed SwingDaddy a big glass of Coke, filled to the top.

6 comments:

Andrew's mommy said...

Too funny. I am the same way. In our kitchen cabinet is regular sized glasses (which are big to me) and half sized glasses which I like to use. They look like small juice glasses but are actually candle holders which I washed thouroughly after the candles burned down and now have a set of 6. :)

Karianna said...

Husband can drink an entire two-liter of Coke. There are no glasses big enough for that!

Your post reminds me of the comparisions on "Super Size Me" of what dishes looked like forty years ago versus what they are now. And thus, how a regular-sized-then meal looks tiny to our gluttonous eyes these days!

Kristen said...

Haha, I guess it's genetic!

Lady M said...

I had also heard about portion-sizes changing over the years. The "regular" drink of today used to be a large and the large of today is a lake. No wonder America is getting huge.

mothergoosemouse said...

For me, it depends what I'm drinking. ;-)

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That is brilliant