When the seam of a paper coffee cup, acting as a wick, draws coffee up from the interior of a cup and onto the plastic lid, where it drips down the exterior of the coffee cup and onto my wrist.
Good call! HUUUUGE morning ruiner.
— Hubby posted 10/22/2008
I never realized it was the seam acting as a wick!! ugh! i've taken to gripping the cup with a napkin to prevent wrist wetting (another pet peeve of mine)
— Monica posted 10/22/2008
I always place the lid on my coffee cup opposite the seam which seems (heh) to prevent or minimize the spillage. Which I agree is a total day (and sometimes slacks) ruiner.
— Paul posted 10/22/2008
Crap! What I meant to say was that I place the lid with the Sippy opening opposite the seam on the cup. I think it has more to do with the coffee leaking out of the small amount of space where the seam joins and where the cup lid doesn't seal. When the seam is opposite the side you drink from the leakage is minimized. Paul (incoherent as usual)
— paul posted 10/22/2008
Yes! And my related pet peeve - when the deli guy puts your two coffees in a too small sized bag, the lids bump up against each other and one lid gets pushed up just enough to drench the whole bag, your arm, your pants, etc.
— Betty posted 10/22/2008
pet peeve. I've taken to wrapping napkins around my cup. I agree with Paul, putting the sip part of the lid on the opposite side helps. Still happens though.
— Long Long Long time posted 10/22/2008
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