May 8, 2009

Thinking about stupid things

As I opened a new box of cereal tonight I started thinking about all the stupid things that bug me.


I cannot open a box cereal. I either tear the cardboard so it never closes right or I rip the plastic bag wrong so it won't pour right or, on a really good day, I do both thus rendering the whole box a total mess for the next 3 weeks.

I also have trouble with products that have rip off sections that leave you with a re-sealable zip top.

The rip never goes right, I end up having to cut it...then, again on a really good day, even after using the scissors the package will have been marked wrong and I still can't get to the darn zipper.
Is their hope for me?

12 comments:

Becky said...

Yes, there is hope for you, but none for the 'easy open' packages. They have taken tamper proof to a whole new level.

jen@odbt said...

Thanks for the giggle this morning. I thought it was just me ;) Don't get me started on the child-proof medicine that my son can open.

Anita said...

Never feel alone, Kevin messed up a new package of shredded cheese this morning.....the kind with the little zip lock slider thing, and now, it's in a reg zip lock bag...LOL.
I have cereal in plastic tupperware containers.........because we have similar issues.
Have a good day........you are funny!

The Fritz Facts said...

I ALWAYS tear the cereal boxes! Every stinkin time. Not a good thing, but that is why I got some tupperwear cereal containers, they have saved me many times.

Lindsay said...

ooo I hate opening cereal boxes. They are so thin now that they rip so easily. I can totally see you in there w/ your scissors cutting open the package of cheese.

Jen said...

Oh, I have the same problem with the rip-off tops on resealable cheeses! Drives me crazy!

McMommy said...

You are SO NOT ALONE!!! You just described me to a tee!

Cascia said...

I have the same problems sometimes, so don't worry there still is hope for you.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day!

Megan said...

hmmm, I thought I was the only one with these issues!

Lori said...

I am SO with you on this. I'm often too impatient to open things the right way, which is why cereal often spills every which way when I pour it. :) Hope you're having a lovely Mother's Day!

Kim H. said...

Dude! That same stuff makesmecrazy!!!

Just get some tuppertainers and pour your cereal in them. It'll look pretty, regardless of how you destroy -- I mean, open the box!

nikki said...

I'm officially BANNED from opening all cereal related items in our home. Ben has perfected the opening process and has thereby assumed all opening duties. :-)