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Why? (No Brexit questions allowed, please!)

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Wheniwasyourage Wed 20-Mar-19 14:37:37

This could be a thread where the great unanswerables of life could be aired. The following one occurred to me at lunchtime.

Why does peanut butter so often come in those silly jars with a shoulder in which the stuff gets trapped, making it impossible to get it out without a small teaspoon or your finger? The world contains many other versions of glass jar - the Bonne Maman jam jars would be perfect - wide at the top and narrow at the bottom.

Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 14:53:57


Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 14:54:21

Finger sounds good.

ninathenana Wed 20-Mar-19 15:03:42

Why dosen't Marmite come in a clear glass jar, so I can see at a glance if I need to buy more.

Why wont my adult children eat the crumbs at the bottom of the cereal packet. IT ALL TASTES THE SAME !

yggdrasil Wed 20-Mar-19 15:17:05

Why wont my adult children eat the crumbs at the bottom of the cereal packet. IT ALL TASTES THE SAME !

No it doesn't. It turns to cold porridge when you out the milk on

glassortwo Wed 20-Mar-19 15:44:47

Why do supermarkets wrap cucumber in plastic.

Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 15:48:43

Is that you glaasortwo?

Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 15:49:35

Cocked that up didn't I?

glass or two

Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 15:49:59

Without the effing spaces!

kittylester Wed 20-Mar-19 15:54:39

Why do supermarkets sell bananas in plastic wrappibg and why do people who buy the unwrapped ones then put them in a plastic bag?

sunseeker Wed 20-Mar-19 15:56:47

Why is it when after a hard day I settle down with a nice cup of coffee, open my laptop - and the phone rings

AllatSea48 Wed 20-Mar-19 16:17:53

Why do supermarkets shrink wrap swedes?
And why do supermarkets now rarely sell loose potatoes? They're pre-packaged in plastic more and more, despite campaigns to get rid of one time use plastic! We are quite capable of choosing our own spuds and putting them in a bag! Preferably paper!
And why do we have to buy small bottles of liquid hand soap, and throw away yet another one time use dispenser-what about a refill system?
And - why the heck do toothpaste tubes have boxes? More useless cardboard to chuck out! OK rant finished!

annodomini Wed 20-Mar-19 16:57:35

When I buy bananas, I avoid the wrapped ones. I weigh my bunch and stick the price label on one of them. Bananas are made with their own 'wrapper'! And I use potatoes so seldom that I buy a big one for baking and stick a label on it. Can't stand Marmite but buy Vegemite which is in a clear glass jar.

glassortwo Wed 20-Mar-19 17:00:47

Gonegirl it’s me 😉

aggie Wed 20-Mar-19 17:01:37

mother earth (sugar /salt free tasteless) worthy type of Peanut butter comes in ordinary glass jars , swimmimng in oil bleugh

MaizieD Wed 20-Mar-19 17:02:27

Why does anyone eat peanut butter (or marmite, come to that)? It's disgusting not very nice

glassortwo Wed 20-Mar-19 17:03:21

But Gonegirl I’m behind the times and name change?

EllanVannin Wed 20-Mar-19 17:25:13

Tough vacuum-packed sealed meat products that you have to use your sharpest knife to dig it out taking care that the knife doesn't slip.

Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 17:33:31

Glass wink

Gonegirl Wed 20-Mar-19 17:34:56

Agree with that one EV!

sodapop Wed 20-Mar-19 17:36:10

Why do my pets always need medical attention on Sundays and bank holidays when the vet's charges are more expensive.

CanadianGran Wed 20-Mar-19 17:48:06

Why do I always pick the slowest line at the grocery and airport security?

Maybelle Wed 20-Mar-19 17:55:56

Why do my DDs phone up for a chat just as I settle down to watch a film ?

Mapleleaf Wed 20-Mar-19 21:22:38

Why do other customers block the supermarket aisles with their trolleys whilst they have a chat with their friends!

Anniebach Wed 20-Mar-19 21:35:33

Why do Amazon wrap a plastic bucket in plastic, surround it with that large plastic air pouch stuff and put it in a cardboard box sealed with plastic tape strengthened with plastic thread