I’ve been drinking Instant Breakfast (for breakfast) for I dunno – 20 years? – and have always used a favorite old glass. Today while I was washing it, it popped out of my hands, fell on the floor and broke.
I kind of froze, initially startled, but then thinking about my reaction to this loss of an old friend. Should I be mad at myself? No – I wasn’t mad, or being careless, or too tired, or doing something dumb. It was just one of those “stuff happens” incidents. A sad one, unfortunately.
So how am I going to clean this up? The kitchen floor is mostly white, so I had a pretty good view. I gingerly got down on the floor to assess the distribution of shard sizes. It looked like most were pretty big, so I wasn’t faced with a zillion tiny bits.
OK, I’ll pick up the big pieces and then sweep up. And while the kitchen broom is nice and soft and should get the little bits, a final wipedown with a paper towel would be a good idea.
On my hands and knees picking up the big pieces, after about the second owie from a tiny shard I realized what the lesson from this was: When you break a glass, sweep up first. Not very profound, but might save a cut in the future.