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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Bin bags Reply with quote

Is it just me or are bin bags becoming harder to open?

I've just spent 5 minutes trying to tease the edges apart. I rubbed it, pulled it, shook it - the bin bag that is - all to no avail.

Eventually I resorted to cutting a small nick out of the corner to break the seal and even then it didn't want to open up until I started shouting at it.

This did the trick as I noticed the tiniest bit of separation and I was in there like a ferret up a drainpipe.

I am now exhausted and need a lie down ....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sainsbury's carrier bags are the worst for that. I have to ask the missus for help or I'd never get them open. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they easier to open than your wallet though Charles? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpina Jim wrote:
Are they easier to open than your wallet though Charles? Laughing

Ouch Exclamation

That's a bit unfair ...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
Alpina Jim wrote:
Are they easier to open than your wallet though Charles? Laughing

Ouch Exclamation

That's a bit unfair ...


Whats your better half's opinion on that one Charles? Razz Laughing

As for the bin bags i find it's a doddle if you wet/lick your thumb and finger then pinch the bag (at the opening end..... Rolling Eyes ) and sort of slide it apart, same with carrier bags,
alternatively turn it into a chore for one of your little velociraptors Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles are you certain you wern't trying to open it at the bottom Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ikule wrote:
i find it's a doddle if you wet/lick your thumb and finger then pinch the bag (at the opening end..... Rolling Eyes ) and sort of slide it apart, same with carrier bags,


Agree with that. Nappy bags are the worst and this is where the above method falls down...

... by time you reach for the nappy sack, your fingers may have some "contamination" and it's best not to lick them Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... by time you reach for the nappy sack, your fingers may have some "contamination" and it's best not to lick them Rolling Eyes


Shouldn't that read "...by the time ..." - otherwise it doesn't make sense Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should, but the Scots dialect doesn't always follow queen's english in matters of syntax.

And yes, that should be Queen's English but I always spell words related to england and america without capitals, just because I can Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had an issue with nappy sacks. I have a pedal bin in the nursery Smile

But doggie poo bags!!! god they are annoying. Sad

They are made of very thin bio-degradable plastic and require the usual damp thumb/forefinger technique. However, doing that while juggling two large flexi-leads attached to two energetic dogs is a pain.

Especially since one is a husky and is strong enough to pull you over if you're not paying attention.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chas wrote:
It should, but the Scots dialect doesn't always follow queen's english in matters of syntax.

And yes, that should be Queen's English but I always spell words related to england and america without capitals, just because I can Wink


Words fail me! Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use nappy sacks for the dog poo as well.

Started when the wee one was in nappies as they were there and just carried on when she didn't need 'em any more.

Bruce M wrote:
Never had an issue with nappy sacks. I have a pedal bin in the nursery Smile

But doggie poo bags!!! god they are annoying. Sad

They are made of very thin bio-degradable plastic and require the usual damp thumb/forefinger technique. However, doing that while juggling two large flexi-leads attached to two energetic dogs is a pain.

Especially since one is a husky and is strong enough to pull you over if you're not paying attention.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, but doggy poo bags are free from my local council Wink

started using them when cleaning out the cat litter tray too, instead of supermarket bags (got annoying holes in the bottom).

Even use them to pick up the dead/dying mice/birds/etc that the cat leaves on the driveway (not brave enough to bring them in the house anymore). Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
Alpina Jim wrote:
Are they easier to open than your wallet though Charles? Laughing

Ouch Exclamation

That's a bit unfair ...


Sorry Charles Sad

I have to fight my corner with mickey taking in work and sometimes I forget to switch off. Ask the missus as I have got her going a few times. Laughing
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