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Thoughts & Such

The Can Rant

Hey everyone…  I know I don’t usually do this, but today shall be my exception…  Or the beginning of a new trend…  Who knows!  LOL.  I have a rant and I’d like to share my frustrations with you and would love to hear your responses!  Especially advice, I’ll take all that I can get!!!

Okay, here goes…

Check out my can opener collection:

Did you notice there are FOUR CAN OPENERS laid out there???  Did you also notice the stupid can was NOT open???  This was after a good 10 or more minutes of messing with each stupid opener.  All for nothing, as I ended up cutting the stupid can by crunching the opener into it half way around the can then angrily carefully bent the can half open.

Now, I was able to get the rotel out of the evil can but by the time I got it open I was frustrated mad highly negatively stimulated!  I was ready to throw something out the window…  No crossing that one out!  See, here’s the deal.  I didn’t just go out one day and buy all these can openers.  This wasn’t a review selection.  It wasn’t even on purpose.

We’ll go in chronological order…

The red one….  Rubbermaid.  Great opener, opened the cans so the lid wouldn’t cut the Monkeys’ fingers off.  Except the can could cut through a tree it was so sharp.  However, my Monkey is old enough to be careful, so we used it for a long time.  5 years, in fact.  Unfortunately, no idea where it came from…  Well, it came from hubby’s old roommate, but where roommate got it is a mystery…  Not one of those situations where you can ask…

The one in front.  Cheap.  Camping one.  Liked it til the stupid thing stopped cutting AND turning the can!!!  Kept it for the bottle opener…  And emergency can bending!!!

Silver one to the left.  I’ve had two of those…  Neither worked for more than 3 months!!!  Yep.  Great money spent well!

Now, last.  Black one.  Opened very well.  Rather difficult to operate but once you got the stupid thing to work, cans were cut along where the lid was glued and there were NO sharp edges.  Perfect…  Or so I thought!!!

Now, of all the technology, all the modern day crap…  I can’t even get a decent can opener.  What is UP with that!!!  How the heck do these bird brains expect us to open their stupid, unhealthy cans of processed crap food with these tools???  One would think the friggin’ canning companies would want good can openers…  Without them, we’ll all have to go to fresh and frozen veggies!!!  **I know, they are healthier, but you can’t get fresh stewed tomatoes since those government dummies officials decided people can’t sell privately canned goods or whoever thought of that.  Convenience foods.  HA!!!  My flipping foot!!!

After all that time, my rotel dip turned out great and I temporarily forgot about my fury incident with the can.  However, we all know eventually I will have to open one of those dreadful things again and then what???  Am I supposed to get a hammer and a rock???  It would probably work better!?!

Okay, that’s all I’ve got.  That’s my rant.  Now your turn!

What household item keeps frustrating you???  
Oh, and what type of can opener do you have???  Does it work well??? 
Don’t mess with me, this is serious!!!



Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

One thought on “The Can Rant

  • Israel Majkut

    We have OXO opener, but it slips a lot. I can’t seem to grip the jar lid if it does not have a tread. So, it is quite effective for some lids (especially the plastic ones that are softer and permit a true grip), but it just does not grab a smooth metal top, especially one that is large.


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