Missing the point

I was at a party recently. You know, one of those ’tis the season kind of affairs. I was given a glass of wine. Can’t say as I remember the wine too much, but I do remember the wine charm.

Wine glass charms come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They are used to identify which wine glass is yours.

Now there are two major assumptions in that:

  1. You remember which wine charm is yours, and after lots of wine, that gets hard.
  2. You can clearly distinguish your wine charm from the others, broken glass, and food bits on the table, after drinking lots of wine.

Wine charms are great gifts for people who either have everything or often get confused which drink is theirs or both.

So… I got a wine charm, which was not too fancy. There was one word on it: Simplify

Now if you have a collection of wine charms, it is fairly safe to say that you are pretty damned far from living a simple life. I think the charm misses the point.

However, let’s say you take the wine charm’s advice and simplify. Start with throwing out your massive wine charm collection. But, wait, how do I tell which drink is mine? Try these helpful hints:

  1. Use a Sharpie to mark which glass if your with a helpful phrase like “My glass” or “Touch this and die.” This method can also be employed to draw the all important Line-of-Booze marking the level at which you left your wine, to make sure no one drinks it while you are gone.
  2. Break a piece of the glass off like you would rip a piece of the label off a beer.

Now, of course, if you are reading this, you are probably beyond hope anyway. You have a computer (or access to one), you have found this blog, and you probably own or have used wine charms. I have one word of advice for you: Drink! (You thought I was going to say “Simplify,” didn’t you?)