One of the the things I am most ashamed of from when I was drinking is that I used to drink wine from a coffee mug so that no one would know. I did this when I got home from work most afternoons. Generally it worked although on one occasion my youngest daughter queried why my mug appeared to contain wine. I’m not sure what I said but whatever it was I don’t think my daughter was convinced.
For me, drinking wine from a mug was the equivalent of the stereotypical image of the alcoholic swigging spirits from a bottle concealed in a brown paper bag. I couldn’t believe I had sunk so low.
Yesterday evening I came across the product pictured above. There are numerous different versions, all with a similar theme. I know it is supposed to be fun and perhaps I am just a miserable spoil sport but I don’t find the joke funny.
For me the “shhh” is particularly poignant because it reminds me of the lying, cheating and hiding which became central to my life. Just looking at that mug makes me feel ashamed.
I wonder if you can buy wine glasses with – shh there’s soda in here” or beer glasses with “shh there’s Becks blue in here” ? Xx