I've been playing out for more than 40 years. Most of those gigs have been in bars, so naturally I've spent many a breaktime hour standing around with a drink in my hand. Last Saturday I had something happen for the first time. We'd just finished the set and were still onstage when a fan came up with a tray of shots in plastic cups. I took one and it smelled of cinnamon (I like to give them the sniff test before consuming, in order to avoid whiskey). A few minutes later I was standing at the bar, talking with a customer and sipping the drink. Next to me was a tall woman, with her back to me. I felt a slight impact to my cup. My first thought was "somebody dropped an ice cube into my drink?" I looked, but in the dimly lit bar did not see anything in there. My next thought was "did this gal tap my cup with a fingernail?" But she had her back to me, and her hands were in front of her, so that wasn't it. Maybe a bug fell off the ceiling... ? I moved to a slightly better lit spot, and that was when I saw a hoop earring lying in the bottom of my cup! Its shape had blended in with the circular bottom of the cup, so in the dim light I couldn't see it at first. The earring had fallen off her earlobe, slid down the back of her shoulder, and landed smack in my cup! Never had that happen before! So I tapped her on the shoulder, "Excuse me, miss..." She spent the rest of the night telling anyone nearby "Smell my earring! It smells like cinnamon!"