Saturday, March 8, 2008

Are You Kidding Me??

Mankind has "evolved", if you will, into such a breathtakingly advanced creature. We discovered how to fly when we have no wings and how to cure diseases that were at one time a death sentence. In the late sixties we put a man on the moon and in the late eighties we saw the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Why is it then that, in this age of civilized diplomacy and wireless technology that is changing and advancing at an unprecedented rate, we are unable to produce a bag of shredded cheese in a ziptop bag that actually opens like the instructions claim that it will??? Yesterday I was trying to open a new bag of shredded cheddar for my son. I firmly grabbed the corner of the bag that said "tear here" and pulled with all my might, foolishly believing that the plastic strip would give way to my great strength so that I could get to the zipper beneath. Wrong. So I reached for my trusty kitchen scissors and cut where the imaginary perforations should have been. Ahh, the zipper. I then gripped the bag and gently pulled to separate the zipper top only to see the zipper come unattatched from one whole side of the bag rendering it useless. Are you kidding me???!!! Useless! Infuriating! We can cure Polio but we cannot produce a bag of zipper top cheese that works? I realize that I am numbering myself among those who criticize but offer no alternative solution, but this is not my job! I don't invent, I don't package cheese, and I don't make claims I cannot back up. I am a humble pastor, teacher, and writer who just wants to provide shredded cheese for my children without actually having to shred the cheese myself or find proper storage for the pile of shreds. Is this too much to ask? I think I might need a vacation...

5 comments:

Jeremy March 9, 2008 at 3:33 PM  

I bet if you shared your thoughts with the wonderful men and womend and this un-named cheese company, they would give you lots of free cheese that you cannot open. Check for the number on the back of the malfunctioning bag.

Grace, Every Day March 17, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

Beth Brawley Taylor...my name is also Beth Brawley, and we have so much in common that it is a bit unnerving. I serve the Lord through my local church. I adore my kids. We read many of the same blogs, love books, have similar attitudes about zippered cheese bags...

I'm a divorced mom of five amazing kids. Never homeschooled but it always appealed to me...

I'll be back to read more. This is truly an odd occurrence....

Have a blessed day!

Frank, Allyson, & Molly March 17, 2008 at 3:27 PM  

Ahh, the cheese bag. I also get infuriated at those bags, but I have learned that if I can't open them, I just give them to my 2 year old. Why she can open them and I can't is another great mystery. Just call me next time and I'll have her open yours as well! tehehe :)

lisa March 23, 2008 at 11:01 PM  

I remember when my son Matthew was little, I would ask him what was the answer to the worlds problems and his response was "CHEESE!!" He had quite a fondness for cheese to the degree that he would get stopped up. So maybe the bag that doesn't work so well is a deterrant to eating to much Cheeeese. This is Kinda like our walk with God. God puts up road blocks, detours, and speed bumps to slow us down for our own good. Hmmmm Cheeeese!!