Tuesday, June 2, 2009

why does orange juice taste better when drank directly out of the carton? i know it's gross habit, and something that a lady should never do, but if you've never done it, you wouldn't know that drinking out of a cup spoils the taste. there's something about drinking it straight from the container that really maximizes the taste of freshly squeezed oranges. of course i always drink from a cup. and i sincerely hope that all the member of my family do the same. although if they don't, I'm not sure i want to know.

so i bet you're wondering how i know what it tastes like. ever lived in dorm? or a bungalow with lots of other people who aren't related to you? i did it for four summers in a bungalow colony and then a year in seminary. public fridges are one of the worst thing ever. you can label your milk, orange juice, water, cereal, twizzlers, but people are bound to 'not see' your name on it, or even worse, use it anyway. the only solution is to make sure everyone sees you drinking straight out of your carton, and then suddenly your food supply doesn't mysteriously dwindle. it might be gross, but it works. and i know you're all agreeing with me, or secretly deciding that you're going to have to give it a try. 

7 comments:

G6 said...

OK -

In just one short post you have brought out both the scientist in me AND the {insert my maiden name here} in me, so you are stuck with two comments in one!

The Scientist Speaks: While I'm sure your orange juice tastes better straight from the carton for purely psychological reasons, it should be noted that orange juice, being an organic acid, does indeed react with certain substances to produce an undesirable taste - for instance NEVER drink orange juice out of a silver becher {I see you running to try this... trust me....}

And now the {insert my maiden name here} speaks: This is actually a joke I heard (many, many, MANY a time) from my father z"l....
A man is sitting at the bar nursing his beer but has to relieve himself quite badly. He is hesitant to leave his beer unattended, for fear that one or more of his buddies might help themselves to his still full stein. He grabs a napkin and scawls on it, "I spit in my beer" and leaves the note next to his glass. He then steps away from his barstool with a bit more confidence. Upon his return he notices that his beer and the note are still exactly where he left them, only someone has written below his warning two words: "Me too!"

Cacti Don't Cry said...

How did freshly squeezed orange juice get into the carton to begin with??

Mikeinmidwood said...

yes, a can is always better than a cup.

MAK said...

G6 - I think you meant physiological, not psychological. Not to pull your chain, just as a psych major it sometimes irks me when the two get mixed up. Actually the best kind of orange juice is made fresh off the tree in the backyard :)

Lvnsm27 said...

lol :)

Anonymous said...

smart idea! course that only works with girls i think guts would just drink right out of somebody elses bottle and not care who drank (or spat) in it before

RaggedyNephew said...

gotta try it out...one of my roomies is a germie.