Hack Of The Night : Most pots have a spoon holder… what!?!

A good number of you already know this I'm sure, but did you know there is a spoon holder built into most pots?  I've noticed this before but I don't see how it's actually worthwhile.  Like, if I'm stirring soup or a sauce of any kind, then I put the spoon through the hole on the end of the pot, the spoon will be vertical, so now I've got a mess dripping down the spoon and onto the stove.  How is that a good idea?  I'll just stick with laying it across the top of the pot thank you.  Regardless, here she be..