If you live, or have ever lived in a student house, you’ll be aware of the way in which teaspoons seemingly breed, then…disappear.
It’s the damp conditions on and around the draining board that seems to encourage propagation yet apparently dry work surfaces just next to the sink can also stimulate rapid growth.
In New York’s Chinatown, an ignorant American travelling businessman was once warned that the adorable Mogwai (or Gremlin) should never be wetted. Seemingly this same approach should apply to teaspoons. They should be reserved for spooning chutney or yogurt.
In our office, there is a particular problem with breeding teaspoons. I have observed a great flush of breeding teaspoons early in the day. I first thought this was the great dawn spawning of cutlery but in fact, it seems to happen between 8.30 and 9.05.
I have thought long and hard about how to keep a lid on the multiplying teaspoons, a phenomenon often followed by a great scarcity of small spoons. Keeping all teaspoons in the dark, for instance the cutlery drawer, would probably work.
Another option is to direct some of my office colleagues to the respected website
If you have also experienced similar crimes in the kitchen, please report them to me and I shall share in your moaning.
In the meantime, I shall endeavour to stir things up in my own sweet way and wash up all that I use.