It all started a few years ago when Allen returned from a fishing trip in northern Georgia with souvenirs in tow. Our first Tervis Tumblerbecame the coveted cup from which to drink. It was never out of the dish washer for more than a day before one of us scooped it up and temporarily claimed it as our own. In the way that an old man has “his chair” or a child finds comfort in “her bankie”, this is “my cup”. So much so that I began to add to our collection little by little (the tumblers aren’t cheap) and have received them as gifts several times. An accidental meeting with a spilled bottle of liquid meant for glow-in-the-dark fishing tackle permanently stained the bottom of our first cup and scratches are starting to show, but I still love it just the same.
The awesome thing about Tervis is that they have double insulation which keeps your drink hot or cold. Cold drinks don’t condensate, and it takes ice forever to melt. Hot drinks stay hot, and Allen has actually foregone coffee cups altogether, drinking his morning cup in a Tervis Tumbler instead.
It isn’t out of the ordinary for me to pack my own cup for a trip. I even hauled one (lid and all) down to Mexico two years ago so I didn’t have to deal with melting ice in the hot Mexico sun. It was a stroke of genius on my part, really and was totally worth the extra bulk in my suitcase. I am a drink dropper and spiller in every sense of the word. I’ll miss my mouth and poor water down my shirt in broad daylight, so the discovery of Tervis lids pretty much changed my life and became my true customer testimonial. I’ll tell anyone who will listen about the time that I dropped my drink at the beach and literally picked it up out of the sand, dusted it off, replaced my straw and went on my merry way. Not a drop of liquid was missing. It was a beautiful moment.
Can you tell I love these things? Some people collect tiny spoons or cookie jars, but based on the looks above, I’m starting to think I collect Tervis Tumblers.
It is a strange secret dream of mine to clean out all of the cheapie plastic cups in our drink cabinet and have shelf upon shelf of just tumblers. And maybe some nice glassware in case a guest drops by. So, I’m curious… does anyone else out there use and love these cups as much as me? Anyone…? Anyone…? Bueller…? *crickets chirpping* If so, I’d love to know that I’m not alone in my plight for total Tervis domination. The end.