to think that if you stiryour beverage more than twice, you should expect some jaw clenching from your accompanists?

(59 Posts)
GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 13:57:38

It's farking annoying.

Put the spoon down and move away from the agitation.



JollyGolightly Mon 11-Feb-13 13:59:10

Errm, YABU but I'm nervous about saying so. You're a bit scary.

Yabu, if you only stir it twice the sugar won't melt properly.

Do you really find it annoying? I can't say I ever notice.

SashaSashays Mon 11-Feb-13 14:01:41

No whats fucking annoying is finding that you're drink doesn't taste right because you haven't been able to stir it adequately for fear of upsetting some unreasonable knobhead drinks nazi.

YABU, I'd probably even start over dunking biscuits and then having to fish them out in the hope it would piss you off.

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:02:25


You're allowed three stirs and spoon's out.


<<practises scary fabe>>

Pagwatch Mon 11-Feb-13 14:02:37

I stir my drink a lot and I spoon out the froth. And I play the spoons.

Startail Mon 11-Feb-13 14:02:46

Unless it's hot chocolate, which always needs stirring.

Sugar in Tea and coffee is simply wrong, anyway.

Trills Mon 11-Feb-13 14:03:30


Beverages need different amounts of stirring depending on what is in them.

Inadequate stirring is bad thing. "2 times" may be insufficient.

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:04:07

But as you lift it up and down, that action blends it in as well.

So you can do a bit of stirring and then let science do its bit. Qui. Et. Ly.


Theicingontop Mon 11-Feb-13 14:04:31


Fenton Mon 11-Feb-13 14:04:59

My Dad has always done this to excess and it has annoyed me, - I agree that two or three revolutions is sufficient.

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:05:24

I am not BU.

I am the saviour of eardrums.


GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:06:03

I might evem go multinationall with this.

mrsjay Mon 11-Feb-13 14:06:13

MY dd does this I have to leave the kitchen I swear she has a stirring ritual drives me potty YANBU

maras2 Mon 11-Feb-13 14:06:21

Also why on earth do these stirrers feel the need to tap the spoon on the side of the cup.Just stop it please.

FancyPuffin Mon 11-Feb-13 14:06:22

Not only do I super stir the fucker (drink)

I tap the teaspoon on edge of the cup when finished in the style of a pleasing tune.



BreconBeBuggered Mon 11-Feb-13 14:06:37

Dear me.
I hardly ever drink tea/coffee, but when I do, purely to be sociable, somebody is bound to chirrup that I'm stirring it in the wrong direction. I didn't realise there was a limit to permitted revolutions as well. <huffy>

mrsjay Mon 11-Feb-13 14:07:16

I stir my drink a lot and I spoon out the froth. And I play the spoons.

<twitch> grin

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 11-Feb-13 14:08:11

You sound like you need a nice cup of calming chamomile tea. smile

Here you go: brew


<stirs some more>




CrazyOldCatLady Mon 11-Feb-13 14:09:29

It doesn't matter how many times you stir, the important thing is to do it SILENTLY! Other people in the room shouldn't be able to hear it to count.

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:09:34

Ooh, I hadn't thought about direction. Think I may be flexible and magnanimousus on that point.

SUPERSTIRRERS - that's what you ritten bea
sts are called. Ugh.

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:10:30

Oi, kniddy, that's unknid.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 11-Feb-13 14:10:54

Do you mean your accompanists in the musical sense? Are you a musician, OP, and your bass-player/violinist/trumpeter is a stirring obsessive?

<<stirs up trouble>>

<<sorry about pun>>

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 11-Feb-13 14:11:36

What? What have I done?

Ah, here is your cuppa. brew



I think I must stir mine about 20 times, and I'm a tapper and I slurp the first couple of mouthfuls really loudly because its too hot fancy popping over for a cuppa op grin

GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 14:14:17

Peace orf, LadyCC.

You knew what I meant. The people wot I am accompanying.

The ones thinking they're frigging Mike Old field on their Flat Whites.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 11-Feb-13 14:37:01



If I ever meet you I'll be sure to accompany you on my mug with my teaspoon. I'll even do a drumming thing and tap the mug – then the table – then the mug – then the table – then the mug ...

aldiwhore Mon 11-Feb-13 15:03:20

YABU on the limited number of stirs allowed.

YANBU to find excessive stirring annoying. My DH positively WHISKS his tea. Please make it stop.

But surely it is the law to be musical with ones teaspoon?

I have been known to play a pleasing version of Gaudete on the spoon with my Christmassy cup of char...

<stirry stirry clink clunk>

mrsjay Mon 11-Feb-13 15:10:11

My DH positively WHISKS his tea. Please make it stop.

I laughed at that MY dh pours water from on high and whisks to make his coffee froth angry

andubelievedthat Mon 11-Feb-13 15:12:24

agreed, and if they(usually males) join it with clicking their false teeth fitment/plate ?well .... i now understand how it is friendships can be ended over the "simplest of things "!

dawntigga Mon 11-Feb-13 15:19:46

Y.A.B.U. fact!


GretaGip Mon 11-Feb-13 22:34:15

Oh, friffing bean, dawnti, that's a whole other thread!

Whistoers need to be plumbed, deeply and longly.

Double grr.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 11-Feb-13 22:39:14

Is that you Chaos?
I stir my coffee continuously, especially in public because I can't have a fag.

Take a leaf out of Commander Bond's beverage manual and put drinky into shaker to avoid stirrage.


MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Mon 11-Feb-13 23:32:36

I bet you're a slurper though OP.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Mon 11-Feb-13 23:34:02

DD is a hummer. I quite like it well some of the time. How would she get on chez Gip?

TuftyFinch Mon 11-Feb-13 23:38:02

I dont stir at all. Ever.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Mon 11-Feb-13 23:38:35
MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Mon 11-Feb-13 23:41:32
aurynne Tue 12-Feb-13 07:11:43

I stir my drinks many times. I play with pens. And I crack my fingers. I always seem to be needing to do stuff with my hands, actually. You and I would be great friends, OP :P

Twattybollocks Tue 12-Feb-13 07:15:09

Yabu. I fecking hate it when someone makes me a cuppa, fails to stir adequately and I then have a drink which is not sweet enough at first and then is syrup for the bottom inch. Just stir the bastard drink properly!

NotSoNervous Tue 12-Feb-13 07:17:29


Who cares how many times people stir their drinks

lougle Tue 12-Feb-13 07:20:58

You'd LOVE my mum! She stirs a religious 10 times per cup, scraping it hard enough to leave silver swirls on the mug.

SkeletonButterfly Tue 12-Feb-13 10:23:40

Is that you Chaos? grin

Are you ok?

<head tilt>

I don't have sugar in my tea so I don't stir AT ALL grin

Can I be your best friend OP???

DeWe Tue 12-Feb-13 10:46:14

You'd hate my df. He used to say 34 was the right number of times to stir. I think (now) he was joking, but we'd do it very carefully counting for him. grin

Flobbadobs Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:44

DH: milk in, stir vigorously. Slurp a mouthful. More milk, stir again. Dunk biscuit. Swear when biscuit breaks off in cup. Fish biscuit out of hot cup with fingers, swear again at burnt fingers...

LittleMissFantabulous Tue 12-Feb-13 11:06:51

Plastic spoon left over from weaning days. Can't hear the fucker in the cupgrin

Lafaminute Tue 12-Feb-13 11:07:53

This drives my dh - normally the calmest and most tolerant of people - bananas!!! You are not alone op

youfhearted Tue 12-Feb-13 11:10:22

dd likes to drink a cup of coffee with the spoon in the mug, which is just rude according to my upbringing. and dangerous, she might swallow the spoon, according to my dm

TheBigJessie Tue 12-Feb-13 11:14:24

You actually notice how much people stir their hot drinks?

Is it too late for you to retrain in forensics, or something?

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:16:27

<hands out spoons for stirring>

<and grips for getting>


MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 11:19:34

I like to blow (my drink that is). I have a limited time in the morning to knock back an espresso, eat a crumpet and sort out a packed lunch before leaving the house. Is it OK that I do some blowing so I can get my caffeine fix down me quickly?

NeverBeenToMe Tue 12-Feb-13 11:19:53

I divorced on the grounds of the stir-stir-stir-chink-chink-chink on the side of the cup.

True story. almost

TheBigJessie Tue 12-Feb-13 11:21:01

NeverBeenToMe I remember that bloody song...

I don't thank you for reminding me!

Floggingmolly Tue 12-Feb-13 11:38:12

Your accompanists? Do you really need a brass band to cheer you on stirring a cup of coffee? A full meal with you must be interesting...

Maryz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:46:31

Has anyone mentioned the "my tea is too hot to drink so I will slurp"-ers?

They are more offensive than the clinky stirrers.

Theicingontop Tue 12-Feb-13 14:13:18

No no no Maryz! If tea has to be slurped in order to be enjoyed at the correct boiling hot temperature, then so be it. Can't blame anyone for avoiding a lukewarm cup of tea half way down the mug.

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