Friday, May 16, 2008

dear heloise

dear heloise,

my hubbie called me from work today to ask that i get the roll of aluminum foil out of the kitchen cabinet. hmmmmm, i thought, what's he up to now? on my way to the kitchen (from the art room, of course) he said he and his co-workers were debating whether aluminum foil boxes had little push in tabs on the ends to keep the roll from falling out. i immediately answered no way. then as i pulled the box out of the drawer to my surprise there WERE tabs on the ends. i was stunned and laughed out loud. flashing before my eyes were all the times that the foil roll had leaped out of the box to land in the pan of lasagna, or roll across the floor or twist itself into an angry knot. when had some genius at reynolds come up with this ingenious invention? had it always been there and i was just too dense to notice? with lightning speed i grabbed the box of saran wrap and whoa! it had the little tabs as well. so, heloise, i'm writing you today to enlist your help. when, oh when, did these tabs magically appear on the boxes??!!


mystified in ohio

let the debate begin!


Margins. said...

Haha. That is so funny. I had no idea that those tabs existed either. The rolls would leap out of their boxes for me as well.

Wow. I'm going to start using those tabs from this day forward!

painted fish studio said...

wow, i have no idea when the tabs showed up, because i didn't know they existed until today! hang on, let me see if they're on my generic tin foil package...

yup! i had no idea! thanks, julie, and julie's hubby and co-workers! :)

Auburn Kat said...

Yup, I had no clue those tabs were there either!

Shana said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea either. Just last week, while making my lemon lime bars, the aluminum foil roll went rolling down my kitchen counter. Can't wait to go home tonight to check this out - although I usually buy generic brands. I wander if they too have these - guess I will see soon!

femme hesse said...

I checked. Yes there are tabs, however, they don't stand a chance of keeping me from jerking the whole roll out of the box.
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. It warms my heart!


Cindy said...

i was clueless, too! thanks for the tip.

Deb Neerman said...

This topic is racing over the 'Net, LOL! I got an email about it at least a week ago.

I'm thinking that the manufacturer's just started doin' this, started all the hubbub, generated a few emails, and now want US to feel stupid for not noticing. I sound paranoid, huh?!? LOLOLOLOL!

Congrats on the new job; I hope this doesn't mean you'll be creating less?!? 'Cuz that would be AWFUL!

~Hugs, Deb