Saturday, October 13, 2007

Losing It

Today I went to open a mayonaise jar (costco brand..large size). I struggled to unscrew the plastic lid and break the seal. I tried with my left hand, and I tried with my right hand. It wouldn't budge. I thought, "Wow, you are really out of shape. You have gotten weak, you need to work out more.". I tried a few more times using a dishcloth to get a better grip, but no luck. Finally I took the bottle upstairs to my husband. He tried with all his might, grunting along the way, but couldn't get the lid to budge. He said, "Maybe there is a really tight vacuum seal to it." I looked and could see that the sides of the plastic container were a little sucked in, so thought his vaccuum idea was right. He tried and tried, but couldn't get it to budge. I thought to myself, "Wow, BOTH of us are out of shape. I thought atleast he still had some muscles.". Suddenly my husband looked at the side of the lid and saw a pull tab. He unzipped a plastic strip from the lid, and the lid came off easily. Now I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, so the brain cells are the first to go?".

3 comments:

Dr.Psycho said...

Yep...you are losing your cognitive flexibility... :)

Baba Doodlius said...

I was thinking "childproof lid", maybe.

Othersideblue said...

yeah .. we gottado something about the aging ;)