If you find yesterday's beverage sitting at your desk, do you drink it?

@TheHorse (207799)
Walnut Creek, California
May 24, 2017 10:45am CST
This morning, I stumbled out of bed at about 7 AM. I made it to my desk, turned on my computer, and noticed that I hadn't finished the orange juice that I poured for myself last night. So I drank it. I've done the same before with milk, Gatorade, and even coffee. It then occurred to me that my behavior might be unusual. Some might worry about beverage bugs. Others might think something has gone bad. Still others might not like cold coffee or warm milk. If you find yesterday's beverage sitting around your house, do you drink it? Or dump it?
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@LadyDuck (461034)
• Switzerland
24 May 17
I would surely dump it, no matter what there is inside the cup or the glass. Of course I would be extremely sorry if it was whisky, but a fly could have contaminated the glass, I could never drink it.
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@LadyDuck (461034)
• Switzerland
24 May 17
@TheHorse I really cannot drink or eat anything that has been left outside not covered, I would be sick all the day.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
@LadyDuck I think I've convinced myself that taking in a few germs here and there is good for me. I used to breathe in horse dust all the time.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Oh, flies don't drink much. And if they do, they get drunk and die. I just flick them and the it's bottoms up! Especially if it's a single malt.
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• United States
24 May 17
We don't leave drinks or food sitting around the house for many reasons....OCD might be one reason for me!
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Heh. I have selective OCD. I even correct typos in month old MyLot comments if I find them. And my speaker corners must be perfect. But when it comes to stuff lying around my house it's a different matter.
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• United States
24 May 17
@TheHorse We live in the south, we have bugs, and any liquid or food sitting that long would be an attraction. Plus, I'm clumsy....if I left a glass of soda overnight guaranteed I'd knock it over the morning since it isn't where it should be.
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@lovebuglena (43218)
• Staten Island, New York
24 May 17
@TheHorse If I find typos of mine I correct them if possible no matter when I made them.
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@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
24 May 17
Are you sure it's only from yesterday? Most likely, my leftover beverage would only be water . . . or water with a zip of apple cider vinegar . . . so I wouldn't be too concerned - yah I'd drink that (and I have!).
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@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
24 May 17
@TheHorse You didn't find any buggies taking a swim in there? Even if you did, that just means more protein for you .
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Oh yeah. My desk is my official drinking place. I remembered pouring the oj last night, taking a couple of sips, and then hearing my bed beckoning to me.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
@much2say Precisely! I'm trying to reduce my carbs a bit and take in more protein.
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• United States
24 May 17
If it's water I might But usually I don't
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• United States
24 May 17
@TheHorse I like to use kids that way it'll be okay. Water is good for you but I don't drink as much as I should!
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
I should drink more plain old water. But I rarely do.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
@infatuatedbby You like to use kids? I like to use kids too, for slave labor. Heh.
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• United States
24 May 17
{sputter 'n shudder} noperz, no such monkey 's yesterdays beverage sittin' 'round my place. the hubs used to drink his watered down/warm whiskey when he'd awaken. now, he jest drinks'n his truck'n thinks i'm clueless....
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• United States
24 May 17
@TheHorse 1st clue'd be gum, he ne'er chews gum. 2nd'd be his eyes. 3rd 'd be his speech 'n mannerism. some days i could jest punch him square'n the face :(
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Eh, the old gal can't smell nuthin' no mo'. Right ho.
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
24 May 17
I most definitely dump it, especially milk. How can you drink that milk?? Yuck.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Well, I sometimes have my third cup of coffee be mostly milk. So slightly warm milk in the morning reminds me of my third cup of coffee, just without the coffee. It actually tastes really good. Sometimes, since I have my coffee brewing anyway, I'll add some coffee to last night's milk.
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
27 May 17
@TheHorse I drink milk every single day. But it has to be really cold.
• United States
24 May 17
I would dump it out. Having 2 cats you never know what paw may dip inside the cup.
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• United States
25 May 17
@TheHorse blech! I had a client that would share her food with the cats as she was eating. They all fed from the same plate. Gagged me.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
You haven't taught your cats about "sharing"? I always shared with the barn kitties, and they were so sweet as to bring me a baby bunny to eat one night.
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@dpk262006 (58675)
• Delhi, India
25 May 17
If I have kept the beverage open and has not covered it or have not kept it in a refrigerator, I would not take it next day. I would dump it.
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@dpk262006 (58675)
• Delhi, India
26 May 17
@TheHorse Yes, you are very right. Coke has Carbon dioxide and once you open it the gas fizzles out and Coke goes flat.
@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
I'm sad that an open can of Coke goes flat even if you DO put it in the fridge.
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@BelleStarr (61047)
• United States
24 May 17
Coffee yes, water yes, milk no and I am on the fence about the oj
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@BelleStarr (61047)
• United States
24 May 17
@TheHorse I prefer cold and fresh lol
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
The oj was yummy! And milk tastes full and rich when slightly warm.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
@BelleStarr I just pretend I'm drinking it straight out of the cow! Well, that would be a bit warmer. But thats what I pretend.
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
24 May 17
Absolutly NO.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Heh heh. Why not?
@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
24 May 17
Dump it and make fresh! No brainer!
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Brutish wasteful American! I mean, Brit! Bottoms up, gnats and all!
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@nanette64 (20364)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 May 17
Heck yeah I drink it @TheHorse . It's probably coffee anyway, so into the micro it goes.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Oh snap, I've never owned one of those. Sometimes, I'll just add milk for a nice cool morning beverage.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
@nanette64 I might just brew up some new coffee and top it off. Don't microwaves make food kind of mushy?
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@nanette64 (20364)
• Fairfield, Texas
25 May 17
@TheHorse No microwave? OMG. I'd be lost without one. Of course I guess I could dump it into a pan and put it on the stove for a short.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 17
I wouldn't drink leftover coffee. I've always had a bit of a thing about milk going off if it is not kept in the fridge. But I'd drink anything else.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
You can experiment with milk on cool night before you head to Ireland. Unless it makes you really squeamish, that is. Actually, I bet Ireland has coll evenings, even in the Summer, though I don't know.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 17
@JudyEv Aha! So youv'e basically already done my experiment!
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 17
@TheHorse I don't want to experiment with milk thanks very much! What if it's off? I'll just keep mine in the fridge - although in London we put it on the windowsill outside the glass as we didn't have a fridge in our room.
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@Shiva49 (26256)
• Singapore
25 May 17
I don't as the hot and humid weather make them spoiled - siva
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
Ah, good point. I don't know if I could get away with what I do in certain parts of the world. Here, as in Montana, it tends to be cool at night even if we have a 90 degree day.
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@celticeagle (160283)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May 17
Milk would probably be the only thing I wouldn't drink. I'm surprised sometimes how cool things stay when I have the window open at night. Are you stretching today for posting material?
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@celticeagle (160283)
• Boise, Idaho
26 May 17
@TheHorse .....Sometimes that is best. I think it is very difficult to be funny when we are trying hard to be. The natural comes off much better.
@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
Maybe it's the Seinfeld influence (except I'm incapable of being funny). A post about nothing important, but something everyone has experienced.
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
25 May 17
No thank you. Never something that lies there for so many hours.
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
25 May 17
@TheHorse I hope it atleast had a lid over it
@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
A fine beverage needs to "breathe"!
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@MALUSE (69390)
• Germany
24 May 17
I have a question for you: if food falls to the floor, for example, a sweet (unwrapped), a sugar cube, a piece of chocolate, a dry slice of toast, do you pick it up and eat it or do you throw it away no matter what it looks like?
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@MALUSE (69390)
• Germany
24 May 17
@TheHorse Sounds reasonable.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
@MALUSE I am a very logical person. Last time I felt an emotion was...not sure. I come in season every seven years.
@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Heh. It depends on how sticky the foot item is. Cold dark chocolate? Eat. Flying bagel half? Eat. Still frozen piece of chicken? Cook and eat. Delicious, cheesy piece of lasagna? Dump.
@MALUSE (69390)
• Germany
25 May 17
Who would have thought that this post of yours would be so successful? The reason must be its intellectual depth. I'm envious.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
Yes, I find that posts that dig deep do well. I was going to call this post "Do Descartes and Kant really contradict each other?" But I didn't want to get TOO many comments.
@just4him (309330)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May 17
I drink it. Nothing unusual about that to me.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
@just4him Speaking of which, I put this morning's coffee on the inch of milk left in my cup last night. I think I went to bed early and slept 9 hours. Time for my second cup.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
It doesn't really matter if the six hours was while you were sitting there concentrating...or away and asleep.
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@just4him (309330)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May 17
@TheHorse True.
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@Gabugs (1895)
• United States
24 May 17
@TheHorse Well, let me think: Frankly, I wouldn't drink it. I would dump it. However, depends on the weather too. If its cold winter months, methinks orange juice would be O.K. But, certainly not milk.coffee.
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@TheHorse (207799)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 May 17
Our days have been in the 80s here. But our evenings are cool. I leave my windows open pretty much all the time. The oj was yummy this morning.
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@Gabugs (1895)
• United States
25 May 17
@TheHorse I COMMEND YOU FOR YOUR OPTIMISTIC TAKE ON DRINKS. Glad to note that your windows are left open. Good Luck!
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@Gabugs (1895)
• United States
25 May 17
@TheHorse That's a good thing. We all must be very careful of our health at all times. In today's times, one simply can never know what lies ahead of us!