Always on the verge of dehydration and because I was sick and have been waking up dehydrated, I decided to start putting a water bottle near my bed. And ever the OCD queen, I decided to give each one a turn, in essence to ‘rotate the stock’, so they would all be worn evenly (and no one would be jealous of the other – yes…I do know they’re inanimate, but still). I’m the girl who cut a pair of panties into little squares one day to punish them, since they had punished me ALL DAY.
The cabinet is one in which I rarely go. It’s over the stove, high against the wall and has only water bottles, a grater and a ne’er used creamer whose mate was broken long ago and never mind cause there’s always ants anyway.
And I counted the water bottles heretofore languishing within. 19. Nineteen. Nineteen water bottles which are 7 more than the 12 Days of Christmas.
I never use water bottles…okay, rarely use water bottles….but about the same time, I gave my 2 week notice at work. On my last day, the manager gives me a thank you…you guessed it! A water bottle. This time, a water bottle with cats. I have to admit it’s adorable and also complain that because you know I like cats…doesn’t mean everything I own should have a cat on it! (Sorry Deborah, now I understand your lack of excitement over the doggie t-shirt present many years ago. Still, I hope you wore it! Also, no offense to another friend who just gave me a whimsical queen cat for my birthday…I really do love it! It’s framed in gold and hanging up!)
But now I have 20 water bottles. I don’t need 20 water bottles. By the way, I’m also counting to-go coffee mugs in this category, so maybe this might be better titled to-go cups, but that’s less catchy. Maybe.
But while I’m at it, here are some 20’s I could use: 20 dollars, 20 weeks of vacation, 20 movie tickets, 20 gallons of gas, 20 cats (ha ha…NO!), 20 acres (and a mule), 20 dates with a 20-something, 20 pounds less…
Oh, look…I started a new job and you guessed it…I was welcomed with a new water bottle.
But at least it’s not a throw, right?
*This was written back in February 2019 before that newest job and latest water bottle drained the creativity out of me. Its now in the trash. The bottle too.
Guurrlll…I have a whole drawer that’s getting harder and harder to close, due to an overabundance of water bottles and thermos cups. I recently received a gift from my employer to say “thanks” to development staff for our best fundraising year ever. What do you suppose it was?