In today’s episode of arbitrary musings, we have,
What’s the deal with toothpaste tubes?
It’s a regular squeeze for half of its life time and pure battle for the rest of it.
Whoever thought…. “Let me make it more difficult than it should be.” I have an issue with this weird utility product.
For starters they are slightly over priced than the remaining of your groceries. I don’t mind that so much, however, the struggle to use it to its last bit is so real.
What do I even do? After squeezing the hell out of it, I still know there’s plenty left. My Asian instincts to not waste kick in, so I squeeze it for a few more days. And there is still more.
At the risk of sounding petty, I have often contemplated cutting it using a blade and using the remanants of it but never really got there. Would always wonder how much of it goes to waste.
So I replace it with a new tube, going through a tiny guilt trip, every time I throw the used one into the bin.
There’s clearly some unfinished business between us.