Jul 20, 2009

He comes from smart stock

It's summertime, the season of cookouts with family and friends. And at our house, that means Family-size Bags of Chips in the pantry.

Seeing these in our pantry last weekend (sour cream and onion -- yum!) reminded me of this trick that I learned from Grayson's mom Elaine back when he and I started dating.

They lived right on the edge of our college campus, and I used to go over to their house for lunch a couple of days a week. Grayson had graduated and started a job, and he came home every day for lunch. I was a senior and totally up for free food, which Elaine offered any day I was able to walk over before afternoon classes.

One day I was mystified when Elaine got out her kitchen shears and cut four inches off the top of the chip bag.

Me: "What are you doing?"

Elaine: "When Lanky [that's what she called Grayson] and Rudy have eaten half the chips out of the bag, I cut the top half off so they don't have to reach their arms all the way in to get the rest of the chips out next time."


And we practice that little tip to this day. It is one of those things that will improve your life by .002 percent, and I recommend that you try it.


RLR said...

We do that, too!

HandyFamily said...

I so do that!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I can't believe you guys already knew this trick! And I also can't believe I didn't figure it out on my own. I'm usually really tricky like that.

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