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Jar lids, bottle caps "Too tight"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Ok, so I've been gigging steady every weekend for nearly a year, I've developed strength in my hands and fingers. No big deal. I'm sure others have too.

    Until the wife tries to open the mayonnaise jar or the bottle of soy sauce. Seems that, unintentionally, I've found another way to irritate the wife. Without even trying. See, I go to screw the lid back on to a bottle or jar, and put the stuff back in the fridge. So unbeknownst to me, I've just tightened the bejeezus out of it (due to "bass-player grip" I guess).

    I'll be in the other room while she is trying to open a bottle of this, or jar of that, and hear ^@#$!(&^$)_!!!! Damn BASS PLAYER!!! Come open this *#%&()_^%$#@ bottle!!!! :spit:

  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    And this is in the DB forums because.......?

    Perhaps you were squeezing the mouse in too overtly masculine a manner when you hit, "New Thread"?
  3. LOL
    Look out everybody, there are more POWERMENS out there than we know!
  4. :meh: Oooops again....

    Hey Chris, you're not the only distracted father, ya know.;) How's your little one these days?

    I meant to post in BG / OT... but hey, a firm grip is a firm grip regardless of what type of bass (or mouse) you're holding, right?:confused:
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Hey, no problem...I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing some obvious connection before I move it. My little one's just fine. And yours?

    Please fasten your seatbelts and extinguish all smoking materials.....
  6. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    Well that's nothing new -- I do that ALL the time.

  7. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Just break the bottle on the side of the counter to get at the creamy center. The glass shards in your jelly mean that your getting the much needed silica in your diet.
  8. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I have a fetish for New Orleans style Italian olive salad. I've found that no matter how loosely I put the lid on before it goes back into the fridge, I have to really fight with the lid to get it off. I could try the saran wrap thing, but it's like a little game now - me against the laws of physics. I wonder who will win that one... :eek:
  9. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    You're a beautiful human being, Senor Burro Incognito...

    ...but the smart money is on physics.

  10. Thx for the tip, Smash.

    I failed to mention, that even the stuff that doesn't go in the 'fridge (p-nut butter, spices, etc. in the cupboard; and shampoo, toothpaste, etc. in the bathroom) has the lid tightened to bejeezus. Poor wife doesn't stand a chance at opening these things. I didn't mean to do it!!
  11. lol to funny. better slow down with the screwing the lids to tight or she is going to get you but good one of these days. it irritates the heck out of me also when my hubby does that. :D
  12. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Translation: if you don't stop screwing the lids on too tight, lids may be your only option for that type of activity until you get your act together. :)
  13. Har har har har...

    ...so that's what I did wrong!



    BTW, SPLITS MCHAIRHOLD, Jeff Green tells me to say hey...
  14. aw poor gard, anyway, thanks for the tip smash, thats a great idea.
  15. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    It's much easier to open cans and bottles with leather gloves on, as you don't have to squeeze the lid to prevent it from slipping.

    So, next time your wifey complains.. throw her with a glove :eek:
  16. Put the mayo or whatever back in the fridge with no lid, then see how she likes it. :p

  17. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    ├╝berburro, and underdog! :D ;)
  18. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Tell Jeff I said YO, and that I've joined the ranks of distracted fathers AND iamp800 owners. :)
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Just hammer on the stinkin' jar lids with a butter knife.

    Works for me.
  20. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    In a few years you won't be able to open it yourself without Ibuprofen or Vioxx.

    At that point, you acquire one of those little contraptions with the handle, which works on the mechanical principle of the inclined plane. Working smart, but not hard, in this fashion, reduces wear and tear on the tender tissues of the phalanges, thus saving their limited physical life for manipulating bass strings and other objects of interest to the male or female hand. ;)

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