This weekend, while visiting Hubby’s Grandmother the funniest thing happened. We went over to their place for cocktail hour before dinner and Hubby cracked open a beer.
Grandmother: You want a mug for that?
Hubby: Sure, I guess so.
She then proceeded to walk over to the bar area and holds out about six of those freezer mugs. You know, the kind that you should put in the freezer, so when you pull them out they are nice and cold for that perfect, ice cold beer? MMM I am getting thirsty just thinking about it. Well, she didn’t really know the purpose of the freezer mug.
Hubby: Grandmother, I think you are supposed to put those in the freezer, that way they are nice and cold and keep your drink that way.
Grandmother: Oh, I wasn’t really sure what they were for. I guess I didn’t realize they don’t stay iced if you don’t put them in the freezer. Silly me.
So, she takes all six of those mugs and puts them into the freezer and her significant other (SO) asks her what she is doing. They then proceed to argue about the significance of freezer mugs for about 10 minutes:
Grandmother: Did you know you have to KEEP these in the freezer for them to work?
SO (crabby-like): Huh, what? Why do mugs go in the freezer? That’s stupid.
Grandmother: So they stay nice and cold. I didn’t realize they melted.
SO: Huh, why would they melt? I don’t understand.
Grandmother: Because they are a FREEZER mug.
SO: But, why doesn’t he just drink his beer out of the bottle? What does he need this mug for? WHY does it go in the freezer?
And that is how the freezer mug started a fight….