Monday, February 02, 2009

public service announcement- i never knew

one of my buddies emailed me this bit of info- and i am admitting that in my 37 years on the planet- i never knew this. i am sure my mother didn't either because she never said a word (and i am sure she was around when tin foil and saran were invented :) well, i'll be damned. i am emailing everyone i know :)

"I can't believe it's been there all this time.

I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself.
Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box?
You know when 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 wrap roll has jumped out,
when I was trying to cover something up.
I'm sharing this with my friends.
I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.

I know you're going to go and check your boxes, so go ahead!"


jmsjoin said...

Funny, I have never seen that! I thought I was pretty slick so I told Trice! She says oh you mean those serrations on the end? I know but I never remember to use them. Well I had to check it out and it didn't work. I ended up breaking the box and we had to duct tape it back together. Men!

WeezieLou said...

i'm going to work very hard at not looking!!!!!

Frank Partisan said...

I feel like an idiot, not knowing that.

Anonymous said...

omg. i had no clue.

i hope i can remember the next time i buy a box. or at least the next time the foil roll falls out when i pull it.