“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J Marine.
R U B B I N G A G A I N S T T H E G R A I N
This week’s Wednesday Challenge on partner Susan and my alternate site, WEEKLY PROMPTS, was TIPS AND TRICKS.
The idea for this challenge came to me when I saw a cartoon recently in the New Yorker magazine depicting a number of anxious customers wearing face masks and disposable plastic gloves all searching for a magical way to open a mini plastic produce bag while in a store’s veggie department.
I checked out the produce section and noticed that many folks ( wearing gloves or not) struggle trying to open these bags that are almost vacuum sealed so you have to rip one off the roller stand and wrestle to get the thing open.
If you have faced this issue relax. Help is on the way. Luke suggested a novel way to get the bags open and avoid wear and tear on your nervous system.
In the pre COVID 19 days you could merely put your finger to your mouth, place a bit of spittle on your finger and then work the top seal of the bag by moving your thumb and index finger near the seam.
In today’s world we all have second even third thoughts about doing that. Instead Luke suggests placing the top of the bag in the palms of your hands and gently rub the bag back and forth. The friction will pop the seam open for you. Trust me, I have done this successfully.
This method works well if you are wearing the gloves or not. I have observed countless numbers of customers fiddle with the bags and eventually give up in frustration.
Try his method for yourself and let me know what you think.
You don’t have to be a MacIver to get the same results.
A tip of the hat to Luke for this trick of the trade.