This exciting new Kitchen Olympic event has something for EVERYONE to participate in.
This game welcomes accidental environmentalists, boomers on a healthy lifestyle mission. Arthritic hands are a pre-requisite for a good game and if you have a craving for a savoury snack, that is a bonus!
There are no doubt many more events that need publicity. Particularly when the world has been confined to kitchens, bathrooms, lounge rooms and bedrooms for serious lengths of time.
I will keep you updated as more emerge.
RULES OF THE EVENT
Take any individual packet of snack food into your hands.
Turn it around in your hands several times looking for the ‘Tear Here’ perforation.
When you triumphantly find that dotted line, commence tearing on the line indicated. As mentioned previously, arthritic fingers make this job a special skill test.
Once you have exerted considerable brute force to said dotted line, for very little progress, you can then look for another perforation in the wrapping OR start to think about using your teeth (all dental nurses in the crowd are shaking their heads vigorously) OR bring in the Surrender Scissors.
I am campaigning for Surrender Scissors to be standard equipment in every kitchen across the globe.
So there you have it folks – the latest edition of Kitchen Olympics. As I alluded to up there somewhere, this is open to anyone and everyone. Everyone has equal opportunities to become frustrate by ‘tearing here’.
Accidental Environmentalist rejoice. I am all for reducing this type of packaging. I am a non-fierce adviocate for returning to wrapping in newspaper. My fondest memories from childhood are the fish and chips Dad would bring home on Friday nights (but I digress – back to Accidental Environmentalism). I remember paper shopping bags, my school lunch sandwiches wrapped in waxed paper.
Healthy Life Style – reduced salt, gluten-free, no dairy-no taste foods are always ready to make a come-back in a poor diet maintained over decades. This variety of torture packaging hides a very tasty snack inside – thank you Calbee Community.
I am considering promoting the sale of Surrender Scissors adjacent to the snack stacks for Snack Buyers – with the proviso that the scissors are not wrapped in those fierce flat containers.
If Surrender Scissors are not really accessible, snack consumption is involuntarily reduced.
Alternative exercise forms
If on the odd occasion that you do break into the packet with force, you can overcompensate and the ‘tear here’ becomes a haemorrhaging exit of the tasty snack bits over the floor, your person, your pets.
More bending and stretching and racing the dog to collect – all good healthy activities.
Be your own talent scout.
I am sure there are awesome Kitchen Olympics events just waiting to be discovered or perpetrated by you.
Drop a comment below if you already have one to share. Or let us know what your favourite Kitchen Olympics event is.
Cheers from Frances.