I did something you are not supposed to do the other day. I drank milk directly from the carton. I don’t have the habit of doing this, but I took the liberty to break this social convention, just this once. In my defense, there was very little left in the carton, and there was no one but me around to drink it. Mine were the only lips to touch the carton, and mine were the only bacteria potentially left on it when I put in back in the fridge.
Yes, I did put the carton back in the fridge despite the fact that I had drunk directly from it. I know it’s disgusting, but would it have made it any less disgusting if the (very little) milk left in the carton had been spoiled? If anything, this would have made any bacteria I possibly transferred to the carton by drinking directly from it multiply. Not less disgusting.
Of course I should have used a glass, like any civilized person. Like me, on any other day. I would have used a glass had it not been for the fact that I recently spent 1/3 of an entire weekend doing dishes. And these dishes weren’t even mine, for the most part. So I couldn’t be bothered to waste another glass just because I wanted a sip of milk. One more glass to wash, was just one glass too many.
I swear I will finish the milk before anyone else unaware of my gross overstepping of normal behavior patterns gets to it.
I have no regrets.
I drank directly from the carton, and I am proud of it.