Thinking and Linking by Joanne Jacobs
A bit of American heritage — those little milk cartons kids get in school — is being abandoned and EdWonk is happy.
Of all the things to complain about? Who on earth, except kindergartners, or special needs students, needs help opening a paper carton of milk? Thumbs inside the tuck, fingers curled outside the tuck, pressing firmly against the thumbs with both halves of the soon-to-be-spout grasped between thumbs and fingers. Pull firmly and carefully apart, squeeze the spout open once the tuck is opened fully.
Making a late surge from the back of the pack, Edwonk might win the prize for the most nearly perfect hothouse flower of 2004.
It’s about time! I absolutely hated those cartons of milk and juice. I never complained, but I also never drank out of them if I could help it. I went through 8 years of schooling without drinking anything with lunch. They never opened the way they were supposed to and then you had icky bits of cardboard floating around. Yuck.
I thought butter went rancid and milk went sour. But then I can remember milk cartons with the little paper doors that were sort of pressed into a hole in the top of the carton.
Via Joanne Jacobs: They are getting rid of the little cardboard half pint milk cartons.
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