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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

You unobservant boob!

A friend passed this on to me this morning:

I've been using aluminum foil for more years than I care to remember. Great stuff, but sometimes it can be a pain. You know, like when you are in the middle of doing something and you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, Press here to lock end. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran warp roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.

I don't know who the originator of the post was, but I immediately ran into my kitchen looking for the aluminum foil. I have an off-off brand, but sure enough, the push-in tabs were there. I don't know how many times this has happened to me and I didn't even realize there was a solution, right at hand. Man, those little tabs have probably been there since the beginning of time (or the advent of Tupperware, whichever came first).

5 comments:

Minda said...

I hadn't even realized that the aluminum foil and saran wrap boxes had the tabs. Then I went and checked my cabinets and yes...they have them. I feel like such an idiot for not knowing this. I guess we are just so busy in our day to day lives that we don't slow down and observe things. That's sad.

calendula-witch said...

This must be just going around the intarwebs...Paul heard this just the other day, and yes, it's true! Who knew!

Clifford said...

I got it from him!

calendula-witch said...

Ah! I'm so proud!

amy said...

That's hilarious... I had no idea those were there either. I'll be checking now though!

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