I am not sure how everyone makes chocolate milk, but here in my house, we start with a tall glass of cold milk (skim thank you very much) and a healthy amount of syrup squirted in said glass. Now, syrup may end up drizzled on the counters, or the side of the glass, and I could see how it could get on your fingers and make your spoon a sticky mess.
I don't see how it sprayed in an arching splatter that stretched from the ceiling of one wall, down over coats and purses, across the floor (although my son cleaned that up), up the opposite wall, on the clean dishes drying in the dish drainer, into every shelf of dishes (man, I really wish I had cupboard doors right now) and almost to the ceiling again.
I will admit when I first saw the mess I was pretty mad. Coming home from work to find an unusual mess is not much fun! But 24 hours gives some perspective and 48 hours gives it a bit of humor and now I can step back and shake my head and chuckle and see how this will make a very funny story and wonder what goes through their heads when they do something like that....
My husband called it. He said if the bottle of syrup was almost empty, the resulting mess was probably someone trying to shake the last bit out.
He was right.
I attribute his rightness to him being a boy and having a better understanding of how a teenage boy operates!