Brits don’t use measuring cups and spoons, they measure everything by weight with a scale. We brought our measuring cups over with us because Americans are right and Brits are wrong. The only problem is that, apparently, our Bed Bath & Beyond measuring cups don’t last beyond about a year.
Here’s the deal… did you know that a measuring cup is completely useless when the little cup/teaspoon/tablespoon label wears off. The whole point of a measuring cup is that it tells you right there on the handle how much the cup holds… when that’s gone, it has ceased to be a measuring cup, and all you’re left with is a plain-old-average-joe cup, which is good for some things like serving soup, but not so good for measuring.
I thought I’d be clever and solve the issue once and for all, so I went to the office supply store and bought a paint pen. We sat down with all our cups and reasoned out which ones were which by trying to remember all the size increments (this is one of those advanced sets with things like 2/3 cup and 3/4 cup). Candice labeled them all neatly. And after one wash, we discovered that the paint comes off instantly in water… so now the poor cups have simply lost their purpose, they’re like a chest of drawers that’s lost its drawers, or a bookshelf that has no shelves, or Guitar Hero without the guitar.