The Other I

March 5, 2017

Cracking up

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 8:57 pm

Several days ago, I’d finished a dental floss roll, and so I took an unopened container from the bathroom cupboard.  When I tried to pull the metal piece on the top of the container holding the floss in place I couldn’t get it off.  My finger nails are getting softer with age, so I got an unused knife to wedge it off, but that didn’t work either.  I even tried to split the case open by inserting the knife into the side where the two pieces of casing met but although I could get it to open slightly, it still wouldn’t open.

So I got two wood-carving knives I’d inherited from my father-in-law.  They were strong enough and thick enough to split the case apart.  The roll of dental floss fell onto the floor, but at least I’d managed to get access to it.

Image result for dental flossWhy, you might ask, am I writing about such an inane event?

The reason is so inane that you might suspect I’m making it up.  It’s even hard for me to imagine in retrospect how I managed to accomplish this great feat.

I did it because I was working on the bottom of the casing.  I’ve been using dental floss for decades.  I know the top just flips open.  But somehow I held the case upside-down to start out with and through all my shenanigans with knives didn’t think to turn it around.

I think it might not be the dental floss case that’s cracking up.


  1. hilarious:-) happens sometimes. i have searched for the phone while talking to someone!

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    Comment by tskraghu — March 6, 2017 @ 3:12 am | Reply

  2. no reblog button?


    Comment by Raghunathan Kuppuswamy — March 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

    • I’d be delighted if you want to reblog this post. But I am totally unaware of a reblog button on WordPress. But people have reblogged various posts, so I know it’s possible. Do you have any info if you have some inside knowledge I don’t have? In any case, I will do a little research and see what I can find out. Thank you for the nudge.


      Comment by theotheri — March 6, 2017 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  3. Welcome to the club, T. Membership card is in the mail. Dues are two Indian-head nickles and bottle of Yoohoo.

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    Comment by Thomas J. Hubschman — March 8, 2017 @ 1:30 am | Reply

    • I don’t have access to Indian-head nickles at the moment, living as I do in England. I do have a few Spanish pesetas. Would they do? If the euro collapses and EU countries go back to their original currencies, they might be worth something. Not as much as German Deutsche Mark, but more than an Italian lira. I am working on being a worthy member of the club.


      Comment by theotheri — March 8, 2017 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

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