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."

Me: "THAT IS BRILLIANT."

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.

3 comments:

RLR said...

We do that, too!

HandyFamily said...

I so do that!

Katherine 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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