Archive for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

May 3, 2011

My frustration was showing the other day in opening a simple tube of medicinal cream. I used nutcrackers, pliers on the shoulder of the tube, ran hot water on it, tried everything I could think of. The tube itself was so flexible, I feared I would soon twist the cap apart.

I called the pharmacy for help and they told me I could bring it back in and they would see what they could do. Cathy would be here soon, so I thought I’d wait and see if she could get it off. No luck there, then on closer look, on its small cap it was printed (and she could read it) that it was a “push and twist” cap. I would have needed a magnifier to make it out. The pharmacy didn’t ask if there was anything printed on the lid, so maybe it was a new one on them, too. A very elaborate little deal.

With the competition of today, everybody is jumping, trying to outdo each other. Why should I have been surprised, so many changes to our screw-on bottle caps? A very clever one is a flip-up lid — you could call it a lid in a lid. There are all kinds of bottle caps, so remember to look for the fine print if it doesn’t just open right up.

I’ve learned to not be too surprised at anything in today’s fast-moving world with all the competition. Everybody is just trying to make it a better world and make our jobs a little easier.

— Aunt Norie, P O Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086 auntnorie@att.net

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