In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon
For the second time, today’s spoon is made of plastic, but it’s of quite a different variety than the little coffee scoop that we focused on yesterday.
As I came into today, I didn’t know what spoon I’d end up focusing on. But then I was cleaning up in the kitchen, and I moved something out of the way, and this was just sitting there.
Who was using that? Where did it come from? How did it get there? And where was it going?
Well, unlike Spoony from a last week, I know where this spoon was going–I disposed of it thoughtfully. But I don’t know where it came from, at least not immediately.
On a broader level, I’m pretty sure it came from Coles supermarket, from a pack of 50 or 100 that sold for a couple of bucks. We do use those from time to time, though I don’t recall doing so recently.
It’s a decent spoon, I suppose, as plastic spoons go. I didn’t use it myself, but I have used its ilk, and they are sturdy enough for normal usage. They are also pretty much exactly the same size as a standard metal tea spoon, as you can see here.
And someone has bothered to put a little bit of texture onto the handle, maybe to make gripping less hazardous and more pleasant?
Anyway, it was interesting to see how spoons like these somehow find their way into ones day, and how much more enriching it is to stop and take notice of them.
Incidentally, in some spoon-related trivia, did you know there was a character called Spoons in the animated cartoon, Challenge of the Gobots? I never watched it, but that was an American show which came out in the States almost exactly at the same time as Transformers, with a similar premise of warring factions of robots who could also transform into vehicles.
I don’t know what Spoons looked like, but he was an evil Gobot (called “Renegades”) who could turn into a forklift. Weird, right?
See you next time on Blue Towel Productions for more of The Daily Spoon as part of The Month of the Spoon.