Monday, November 25, 2013

Thelma and Louise and the Fancy Dancy Can Opener

One day during this road trip adventure Thelma and Louise were left alone in cousin Roxie's house with a can of tuna, some gluten-free bread, a bag of almonds and an apple.  Given the lack of food during various parts of this trip, Thelma decided we would make Tuna sandwiches. Easy and quick, right? All went well until we tried to get the tuna out of the can and realized together we were two thirds of the three stoogettes. The thing that looked like a can opener simply had no way to attach to a can. We tried everything including slamming the can with the handle. We sisters beyond sixty laughed at ourselves until we were both honking and gasping for breath..all the while sputtering "there's GOT to be a way to do this that doesn't involve calling Roxie"(and exposing our total ineptitude .)  About to give up and just eat bread,almonds and apple, Thelma and Louise plopped down at the table in despair...when Thelma shouted "GOOGLE!" And Louise shouted "YOU-TUBE!"...tripping over each other in perfect LucyEthelness  we ran to get our iPads and raced to the solution. And that is almost the end of the story. Google identified the pampered chef miraculous can opener made for old people who have tired hands, and utube had a step by step video which we followed exactly. It only took four tries. Soon Thelma and Louise were enjoying the best tuna sandwiches we could remember, and the fancy Dancy can opener was back in its place in Roxie's perfect kitchen.


Tabor said...

Been other situations and felt so stupid and helpless when someone has something new and cool and I cannot possibly read the icons or find the on switch! AND it wasn't even chocolate!

Mage said...

I have exactly this problem with my power opener. I find if I pop the can in the machine then give the can a pop, it starts working.

Yes, I too love those repititions. Glad you like them as much as I do. Photographing books this weekend. I can't think of anything more regimented than books on a bookcase. :)

Wisewebwoman said...

I wonder did you use the method of rubbing the can off a flat stone, I've never tried it but it seems to work :)


Anita said...

Were you more determinded to get the tuna or to prove to yourselves that you could get the can open? :)

Funny story.

My daughter calls my best friend and me Lucy and Ethel. I wonder why?

I enjoyed your visit and comment on my blog. Please come again!

Mage said...

Hey dear you. It's time for a new post this holiday season. Hugs and love.