Hiya from Southwestern Georgia in the USA, not in the defunct USSR. As of this Halloween, tThe husband person and I have been married for 42 years, and although both of our warranties have expired, things are going well between us.
Every night I put my pink 4 cup tea pot next to my plate and a glass of iced tea next to his plate, then I go back to the kitchen to get the rest of dinner. Several nights ago, when I returned to the living room, he had taken MY pot of tea and MY cup and was slugging back MY TEA.
Then, the following day, I found the newest dumped kitten dipping her paw in MY cup of Alishan. OK, it was cute and her name is now Alishan Oolong, or Oolong for short. But the day following that, I found Teddy with his snout in my cuppa Lapsang Souchan. Enough is enough!
Some things just are not done. You never use someone else's toothbrush and you never, ever, swipe someone's tea!
So I filled the ancient McCormick teapot handed down from my grandmother then mother, and put it on the table. When I returned, he had his face buried in a cuppa and he had poured some for Teddy and Oolong, adding a bit of cream. That was ok, there was still some tea left for me.
Or so I thought. The pig was obviously working on his third cup, the cats on their first and there wasn't much left for me. By the time I got back with the kettle of water, he had finished the pot.
So what do ya'll think? Is this grounds for divorce, justifiable homicide, or maybe reason enough to purchase another teapot? I'd rather go the teapot route as I do collect them and could probably guilt trip him enough to get not only a teapot for him but some new teas as well. Not to mention that he is really helpful around the house and will actually change litter boxes.
I'll tell you one thing, I'm hiding my Pu-Erh. They aren't getting their grubby mitts or paws on that.