This is exactly when Alex came home with our coffee. Actually, it had been worse a minute earlier. It's the stringiest, messiest, stickiest substance in the world. Trying to wipe it off a finger gets it on the next finger, and then the next, and then you're ten fingers deep and really up shit's creek. If you can accept that you're not going to get it all out of the bowl, not going to get it off the spatula, it will be a lot easier. Otherwise, prepare for a losing battle.