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As you use a spoon to stir things, does the concave part of the spoon face you or is it away from you?

Posted - June 22, 2023

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  • 2708
    It faces me.
      June 22, 2023 7:00 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    Thanks, Spunky! Me, too, on the spoon, most of the time.
      June 22, 2023 4:06 PM MDT
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  • 2967
    Faces me.
      June 22, 2023 7:04 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    Thanks, Honey Dew. Most of the time it faces me, too.
      June 22, 2023 4:07 PM MDT
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  • 2967
    Of course, facing away still gets the job done and a better choice at times, stirring yogurt is a good example. 
      June 22, 2023 4:11 PM MDT
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  • 22894
    Interesting! I'm new to the facing-away option.  :)
      June 22, 2023 4:18 PM MDT
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  • 1361
    The concave, hollowed-out part faces my face, like it does when I try to drink something with it! I really hope that isn't the wrong answer... This post was edited by Danilo_G at June 22, 2023 4:07 PM MDT
      June 22, 2023 7:17 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    It faces me most of the time, too.
    No right-or-wring answer - - I just noticed several months ago that I always have it facing me and I started turning it away, along with facing me, as I stirred. I wondered if others were taught a certain way. I never got taught a certain way, a far as I remember - - anyway, I turn it both ways now as I stir. Ha. This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at June 23, 2023 9:16 AM MDT
      June 22, 2023 4:10 PM MDT
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  • 52926

     

      Nope, not at all.
      ~

      June 22, 2023 7:42 AM MDT
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  • 1361
    What are you trying to say; that you never stir the pot a little?
      June 22, 2023 7:53 AM MDT
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  • 52926

     

      Yes, of course not!
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      June 22, 2023 7:55 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    Along with Danilo_G's observation, I wonder if you turn your spoon sideways as you stir that pot.
    :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at June 23, 2023 9:16 AM MDT
      June 22, 2023 4:11 PM MDT
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  • 13257
    It doesn’t matter to me.
      June 22, 2023 8:11 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    It doesn't matter to me, either. I just noticed it  on me a while ago and wondered if others differently stir.  :)
      June 22, 2023 4:13 PM MDT
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  • 13257
    I don’t keep track of it.
      June 22, 2023 4:58 PM MDT
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  • 44219
    It changes while I stir. Trick question? Where's my cookie? This post was edited by Element 99 at June 22, 2023 6:59 PM MDT
      June 22, 2023 8:56 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    You change! Cool! Not a trick question but you're welcome to a cookie (though the ones I currently have are not particularly wonderful)

    Here are a couple of my responses to others:

     I just noticed several months ago that I always have it facing me and I started turning it away, along with facing me, as I stirred. I wondered if others were taught a certain way. I never got taught a certain way, a far as I remember - - anyway, I turn it both ways now as I stir. Ha.

     I just noticed it  on me a while ago and wondered if others differently stir.  :)
      June 22, 2023 4:15 PM MDT
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  • 9851
    I think it's normal to hold a spoon that you're using with the concave part facing up because that's how you eat from it. So we've been taught how to hold a spoon and when we point it down to stir, holding it the same way, the concave part will face us. That's my theory.
      June 22, 2023 9:56 PM MDT
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  • 22894

    :) You wrote that in a very scientific way. Fun!
    And it makes sense. 

    About a month ago I started thinking about it as I looked at my hand and spoon as I stirred my chocolate milk/Instant Breakfast drink. I wondered if others may turn the spoon a different way. and i started turning it all sorts of ways and I've continued doing it that way.  :)

    At the end of your answer, in my head I heard another sentence in fun: 'That's my theory. And I'm sticking to it."   :)


      June 23, 2023 4:21 PM MDT
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  • 17395
    For me, the concave side faces upward and that changes as I empty the contents.  For young children it's a completely different story.
      June 23, 2023 8:32 AM MDT
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  • 22894
    Add me to the completely different children's story, ha!
    For no particular reason, I've started turning my spoon all different directions as I stir.  :)
      June 23, 2023 4:23 PM MDT
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